Arctic Tale

Synopsis: Two narratives -- the life cycle of a mother walrus and her calf, and the life of a polar bear and her cubs -- are used to illustrate the harsh realities of existence in the Arctic.
Production: Paramount Vantage
  1 win & 1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Beyond the world of the humans...

... an ancestral and remote Kingdom exists.

For most of us,

it is about an icy moor.

However, for the beings

that they know how to face astounding colds...

... it has always been an earthly paradise.

To the I cover of this protective ice,

a small life is beginning.

He/she has lived for weeks

in the darkness.

Observing the circle of light

on their head.

What will there be further on?

The curiosity takes it

to lean out for the first time to the light.

In the north, "Nanu" could call herself.

"Small it dares polar."

Their eyes discover

the snowy mantel of the external world.

It is a majestic place

without paragon in the Earth.

A vast Kingdom in the summit of the world.

A Kingdom of ice.

There is another small one that explores the world

for the first time.

She sees a blue world of water freeze.

Seela is a tusk cachorra,

of hardly hours of life...

... but as the osita, also

he/she desires to discover the world that surrounds it.

As all the newly born ones,

they have a lot to learn.

They are small of rtico...

... and their lives rock themselves

to the rhythm of the ice that rocks them.

But their world is changing.

And they will confront unheard challenges

for those of their species.

Their adventures begin today's day.


Everything begins one spring

in this mountain covered with snow.

The mother of Nanu got tired

of the hardship of their cave.

Six months he/she passed without to eat neither to drink

in the den where it gave birth to their breedings.

In the darkness of the winter,

he/she gave light to twins,

Nanu and their brother.

Today makes 28oC under zero.

An implacable cold.

Perfect for the polar bear.

Nanu is not sure

of abandoning the den.

But if our mother is one you/he/she dares polar

and he/she calls us, we need to make him/her I marry.

Nanu is vivacious.

Their brother, a little shy.

She is always willing to play.

Hole in one!

They wait for them more difficult days.

Here the survival is so demanding...

... that Nanu and their brother will need

three years of basic training.

But to wake up is already enough

for one day.

The training of these polar bears

it begins tomorrow.

From the mountain of snow,

there is almost 50 km of frozen ocean...

... a hard surface of ice.

A little further on, he/she extends

the world where Seela was born.

A labyrinth of floes

that it serves like a sure nursery.

Here a mom tusk can lavish him/her

to their sprout all the necessary care.

Thanks to their sensitive mustaches, them

they learn their faces by heart.

It is this way.

Those nice hair are not

only a detail of coquetry.

But there is another face

that Seela should learn how to recognize.

That of another female

that he/she hoped to hear those first screams.

She will act as their aunt

and burning protector...

... until Seela has age

of being been worth by itself.

It is a three year-old commitment...

... that he/she begins now.

Him first that he/she should learn it is

to leave the water.

If Seela doesn't achieve it,

he/she will cool down too much and he/she will drown.

While the aunt watches over

that there are not predators...

... the mom of Seela, with patience,

it shows him/her how it is made.

The problem is...

... that to make tumbles is

much more amusing.

The mom can guide

to their daughter of 35 kg.

But Seela has to learn

to lift all their weight without help.

They will be three very long years

with this railway tie.

The aunt should be being sorry

of the commitment that assumed.

In the mountain of snow, the brother

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Linda Woolverton

Linda Woolverton (born December 19, 1952) is an American screenwriter, playwright, and novelist, whose most prominent works include the screenplays and books of several acclaimed Disney films and stage musicals. She became the first woman to write an animated feature for Disney by writing the screenplay of Beauty and the Beast, the first animated film ever to be nominated for Best Picture at the 64th Academy Awards. She also wrote the screenplay of The Lion King, and adapted her own Beauty and the Beast screenplay into the book of the Broadway adaptation of the film, receiving a Tony Award nomination for this. more…

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