Disneynature Penguins is in theaters now. I had the opportunity to attend a filmmaker roundtable with the directors, producer and a member of the Global Penguin Society to learn more about the behind-the-scenes with this film.
In attendance were:
- Alastair Fothergill (Director)
- Jeff Wilson (Director)
- Roy Conli (Producer)
- Popi Borboroglu (Global Penguin Society)
While at the Filmmakers Roundtable, there was a sense of Disney magic in the air. You can tell that the directors, producers and conservationists are all passionate about Disneynature and this new film about the Adélie penguins. Producer Roy Conli shared that Disneynature exemplifies true life adventures in spirit of Walt Disney’s vision.
My Question to the Disneynature Penguins Roundtable – Why Steve?
Weather Conditions During the Filming of Disneynature Penguins
At the end of the movie, we are given a glimpse of behind the scenes filming. I asked what the weather conditions were really like and they all had a lot to say. During the storms, winds were around 150 miles an hour. They had to try and get the best footage while not being in danger. While the humans desperately struggled, all the penguins had to do was lay down. Fothergill shared that with nature, “As a human being, you feel very small” in these extreme conditions.
Disneynature’s all-new feature film “Penguins” is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind “Bears” and “Chimpanzee,” Disneynature’s “Penguins” opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.
Disneynature’s PENGUINS is now in theaters.
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Mother of 3 says
We just LOVE the disneynature films and try to get to theatres each year as an Earth day (week) tradition. My youngest son just loves penguins and can not wait to go see this year’s film but we’re waiting until all the local schools are back in session first.
Tracie Cooper says
Our family loves Penguins and we are looking forward to seeing this movies soon.
rochelle haynes says
Sounds like a nice movie looking good
Looks like a great family movie!
Julie Wood says
What a wonderful movie! I need to take the kids to see. Such a good family movie.
Penguins are our favorite critter! It looks like it must have been fun to put this together!
Margaret Porter says
Love Penguins. I must take my grandson to see this!
What a great opportunity for you! I can’t wait to see the movie. I love Penguins.
Joanne Ragosta says
Great photos! Love Penguins!!
Chas T says
Love those suits.
Chas T says
For the record, I was referring to the penguin’s “suits.”
Sarah L says
What a fascinating interview. Want to see this movie.
Minta Boggs says
Love the review and I love the penguins can’t wait to see this movie. It’s always great learning about nature.
Great review , love penguins
Great review , love that film
Lynne B says
I think it’s amazing that you got to sit down with the creators of this film. I found their responses an interesting peek behind-the-scenes.