Excerpt: "By portraying the existence of humans, emotionally influencing young viewers, and encouraging the audience to think about progressive solutions, Happy Feet does more to raise awareness on issues surrounding penguins and the environment than March of the Penguins . Although the objective of March of the Penguins is not to promote environmental consciousness, it squanders its valuable platform as a blockbuster film by ignoring the plights faced by the penguins it idealizes. If there is one thing that both Happy Feet and March of the Penguin s do well, it is that they compel audiences to reflect on our own human nature; how we view our purpose in the world, and how we interact with our surroundings and each other."
Tum, Alexander, "Penguin Films and the Environment: The Triumph of Happy Feet and the Trouble with March of the Penguins" (2020). Friends of the Adams Library First Year Research Prize. 1.
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