You’ve never met penguins like these before. Forget ice and snow, this rowdy colony of African penguins are hitting the sun-drenched beaches and breaking all the rules. Filled with boisterous shenanigans and loads of adorable penguins, this eight-part series from Red Rock Films about the real lives of African penguins brings flipper-flapping fun and drama. Join the ride … this town is gonna get painted black and white! (synopsis (c) Netflix)
Awwww a whole heap of African penguins descend on a place called Simon’s Town on South Africa’s Western Cape where they are “gods” for sixth hopefully reproductively fecund months.
That’s pretty cute and honestly, narrator Patton Oswalt, all whimsy and wonder as befits such a delightfully natural topic, make it sound even cuter with every word he utters.
What’s not so cute is that if the penguins don’t get all their romancing right, it could mean their EXTINCTION!
Yep, so, as Oswalt observes, no pressure then?
Actually quite a lot really but you’d never know it with the African penguins and their documentary, due on Netflix on 16 June, giving their need to breed and succeed a heartwarming Disney-esque shine as Nerdist observes.
In the meantime, as Nerdist also rather helpfully notes, there’s a lot of penguin-oriented material to keep you going until that not-all-that-far-off date …
To tide you over until then, might I remind you of the standing catalogue of penguin-based feature films eager to be consumed? March of the Penguins; Farce of the Penguins; Disney Nature’s Penguins; Penguins of Madagascar; Mr. Popper’s Penguins; Happy Feet; Surf’s Up; The Pebble and the Penguin; Batman Returns…