The American Enterprise

Some very human nature.(March of the Penguins )(Duma)(Movie Review)

Nature films have long appealed to family audiences for their innocent charm, and this summer offers two fine examples of the type: March of the Penguins and Duma, both of which provide a refuge for parents grown tired of the rude mania often exhibited in contemporary kids' flicks.

March of the Penguins, a gripping documentary about emperor penguins in Antarctica, is even rated G (yes, the rating still exists). Director Luc Jacquet unobtrusively records these birds' annual breeding and parenting efforts, crucial acts of survival against a harsh, wintry backdrop.

After waddling 70 miles from the ocean to their breeding grounds, the penguins carefully select a single mate. …

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