Release Date: April 17th, 2019

G |1 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

An Adélie penguin named Steve 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.

Cast: Ed Helms

Director: Jeff Wilson , Alastair Fothergill

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Disneynature

Distributors: Walt Disney

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Considering it’s geared towards children — although not afraid to show some of the harsher realities of the animal kingdom — Penguins is more instructional tool than scintillating nonfiction investigation. But resistance to these sweet, wobbly critters is futile. show more

  • 71
    Michael BurginPaste Magazine

    Ultimately, what Penguins lacks in vibranium frisbees or live-action blue genies, it more than makes up for in … well … penguins. show more

  • 80
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Even more than those acclaimed lion, chimp and bear films that have preceded it, Penguins proves especially delightful — a coming-of-age story outfitted with an engaging anthropomorphic overlay that can make you forget you’re watching an intimately filmed documentary instead of an animated adventure. show more

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