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MIPCOM Picks 2010: Penguin Island

Everyone loves a penguin. And while they had their share of the limelight courtesy of Bonne Pioche's March of the Penguins, a good penguin story still carries a fair amount of weight (and waddle) around these parts.
September 29, 2010


Everyone loves a penguin. And while they had their share of the limelight courtesy of Bonne Pioche’s March of the Penguins, a good penguin story still carries a fair amount of weight (and waddle) around these parts. This docu-series focuses on the aptly-named ‘little penguins’ of Phillip Island in Australia, following them as they endure one of the hottest summers on record in the midst of their breeding season. Shot by some of the continent’s premier natural history filmmakers, including series producer Sally Ingleton and director Simon Target, the series takes a light yet factually-packed look at some of nature’s most lovable creatures. And did we mention it’s narrated by Rolf Harris?
Partners: A 360 Degree Films production for ABC, BBC and ARTE, made with the assistance of Screen Australia & Film Victoria; distributed by NGTI
Length: 6 X 26-minutes or 3 X 52-minutes
Aired: July 2010 (UK)
Rights available: World excluding Australia, UK and France

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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