The Meerkats (2008)
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Critic Reviews for The Meerkats
Despite the involvement of a producer from the BBC's Natural History Unit and the late Paul Newman on voiceover duty, 'The Meerkats' is just another run-of-the-mill wildlife foray.
Has some good footage but is more Disney-anthropomorphic than Attenborough-authentic.
Like the real-life natural-world Disney features of yesteryear, there's a huge amount of entertainment to be had, especially for kids, although the imposition of a story and the attribution of various emotions to the creatures can get slightly cloying.
A movie guaranteed to enchant all. Mind you, with a cast this cute, they couldn't really fail.
Visually striking but not a nature documentary for people who like their wildlife presented with the emphasis on knowledge and information, rather than on story, cuteness and anthropomorphism.
Audience Reviews for The Meerkats
Sweet story, nicely narrated by Paul Newman. The photography is excellent and the story is always interesting, but it is a bit predictable. Overall it is nicely done.
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