March 15, 2006

Cute Overload

Watching March of the Penguins right now. I'm about to have to dip into the cat's insulin here.

Posted by Ilyka at March 15, 2006 02:35 PM in trivia

I really wanted to like that film, I wanted to LOVE that film, but right about the second of Sherman's March to the Sea, I thought-Christ they're cute enough, but do they have to be so fucking crazy?

I never made it to the end of the film, which makes me a bad person.

But I still love Morgan Freeman.

Posted by: Helen at March 15, 2006 10:57 PM

I see your version of exploitative penguin cuteness, and raise you this:

Posted by: Craig at March 16, 2006 07:31 AM

The Mandarin version is no less sweet, although it does feature a woman voicing the female penguin lines who sounds like a Chinese Jessica Rabbit.

Posted by: John at March 16, 2006 01:39 PM

They have lines? The penguins talk?


Posted by: Meryl Yourish at March 17, 2006 07:56 AM

Meryl - I've not heard the English version - I have small kids, and the wife only speaks Mandarin with them, so we got the Chinese / French version, and it has no English sound track. I don't know if the English track retains the gross anthropomophisms of the French, but the Chinese sure does.

Posted by: John at March 17, 2006 08:35 AM