Tuesday, January 24, 2006

"Penguins" Director Switches To Foxes

The director of "March of the Penguins" clearly said, "Mon dieu, why mess with a good thing?" For his next film, he is using the exact same template that turned "Penguins" into a worldwide phenomenon. As with "Penguins," he'll use documentary-like nature footage and combine it with a fictional story. (In case you didn't know, "March of the Penguins" is NOT a documentary -- in most of the world it has actors dubbing dialogue over the actions of the penguins -- such as, "Mama, it ees so cold!" -- to tell a very banal tale.) With "The Fox and the Child," we'll see a little girl interact with a fox, as an adult woman narrates a look back at this heart-tugging childhood incident. Filming starts in March and the film is set for a December 2007 release. (Hey, it takes a while to get a fox to hit his mark.)

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