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The Meerkats (2008)

The Meerkats (2008)

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Critic Consensus: A cheerful and cute - though never overly mawkish - nature-doc about... you guessed it... Meerkats.

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An inspiring look at how one family's connection to each other and their surroundings is a model of resilience and fortitude for us all. The story features the coming of age of a young meerkat pup, Kolo growing up in the Kalahari desert.

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Cast

Paul Newman
as Narrator

Critic Reviews for The Meerkats

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

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.

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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Has some good footage but is more Disney-anthropomorphic than Attenborough-authentic.

August 11, 2009 | Full Review…

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.

August 11, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A movie guaranteed to enchant all. Mind you, with a cast this cute, they couldn't really fail.

August 11, 2009 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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.

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The beauty and intimacy of the material they so painstakingly captured ultimately overrides the mawkish score and sentimental narration.

August 7, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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