Every year, thousands of Antarctica's emperor penguins make an astonishing journey to breed their young. They walk, marching day and night in single file 70 miles into the darkest, driest and coldest continent on Earth. Morgan Freeman narrates this amazing, true-life tale touched with humour and alive with thrills. Breathtaking photography captures the transcendent beauty and staggering drama of devoted parent penguins who, in the fierce polar winter, take turns guarding their egg and trekking to the ocean in search of food. Predators hunt them, storms lash them. But the safety of their adorable chicks makes it all worthwhile. So follow the leader ... to adventure!!

  1. Luc Jacquet

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Jérôme Maison


Top Billed Cast

  1. Morgan Freeman

    Morgan Freeman


  2. Charles Berling

    Charles Berling

    Le père

  3. Romane Bohringer

    Romane Bohringer

    La mère

  4. Jules Sitruk

    Jules Sitruk

    Le bébé

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March of the Penguins
March of the Penguins



Original Title La Marche de l'empereur

Status Released

Release Information

  • January 26, 2005


    All ages admitted. There is no content that would be objectionable to most parents. This is one of only two ratings dating back to 1968 that still exists today.

Original Language French

Runtime 1h 20m

Budget $8,000,000.00

Revenue $127,392,239.00

Homepage http://empereur.luc-jacquet.com/index_flash.htm



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