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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Penguin Craze

Today's History Lesson...movies

History delegates we step back in time...often way back in time...decades upon decades, centuries upon centuries in the past. That does not have to always be the case. Today we are going to remain in the 21st century with a look back to a movie produced 11 years ago. Not a thriller, a horror flick nor one of romantic nature (among humans anyway). It does depict a lot of action, adventure, drama, at times rather comical and you might even encounter a bit of dance. Its specific category is not even listed among Main Film Genres until you dig deeper into Genre Sub-Sections (Other Major Categories).

This Day in History: July 22, 2005

March of the Penguins Review
There are movies that make us roll with laughter until our sides hurt, cry what seems like buckets of tears leaving both eyes looking like Georgia road maps, wish we had never bought the movie tickets because they were a waste of money, or wait in anticipation until released on DVD in order to relive the emotion over and over and over again. Then, there are movies so uplifting we watch them totally in awe. These are often documentaries...real life, not acting because most of the time they are Uplifting Animal Movies

Such is the case on this day in 2005 with the release of the movie, March of the Penguins: A documentary film on the Emperor Penguins in Antarctica.
Film Synopsis: In the Antarctic, every March since the beginning of time, the quest begins to find the perfect mate and start a family. This courtship will begin with a long journey – a journey that will take them hundreds of miles across the continent by foot, in freezing cold temperatures, in brittle, icy winds and through deep, treacherous waters. They will risk starvation and attack by dangerous predators, under the harshest conditions on earth, all to find true love. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.
On March 5, 2006, March of the Penguins won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. The success of March of the Penguins appeared to spark a mini-penguin craze: In November 2006, Happy Feet, a computer-animated film about emperor penguins, opened in U.S. theaters. Happy Feet won an Oscar for Best Animated Feature at the 79th Academy Awards on February 25, 2007.




What's next? Watch March of the Penguins...ENJOY!

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