With Disneynature’s Penguins nearing its theatrical, Disney has announced the film’s narrator via a fun video. Actor Ed Helms will take viewers on a journey with Steve the Adélie penguin as he searches for his life partner.
- What’s happening:
Ed Helms (The Office, The Hangover, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) is diving in with Penguins this spring as narrator of Disneynature’s upcoming theatrical feature.
- The coming-of-age story follows an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family.
- None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he's targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after.
What he’s saying:
- Ed Helms: “Disney movies are filled with poignancy and real emotion, but also are extremely funny and relatable—this movie is no different. It's a true life adventure with real footage of penguins in Antarctica, but told in a way that tugs at your heartstrings a little and also has quite a few chuckles. For me, this movie is a very cool mash-up of narration and character work. I get to voice Steve’s inner monologue as well as straight narration. It was a really fun challenge for me—a privilege getting to imagine what this penguin might be thinking—and I’m really excited about it.”
About Ed Helms:
- As an actor, writer and comedian, Helms established himself as one of Hollywood’s most beloved performers with scene-stealing roles on both film and television including NBC’s award-winning comedy series, The Office, and the box office smash hit film trilogy The Hangover.
- Penguins, the first-ever Disneynature film to be released in IMAX as the label, celebrates 10 years since its first feature film hit theaters.
- The film continues Disneynature’s conservation tradition: for every ticket sold opening week (April 17-23, 2019), Disneynature will make a donation to the Wildlife Conservation Network (WCN) to help protect penguins across the southern hemisphere.
- Founded in 2002, WCN invests in a select network of on-the-ground conservationists, including top experts in the field of penguins like the Global Penguin Society (GPS).
- The worldwide leader in science-based penguin conservation, GPS champions specific programs that align with Disneynature’s conservation mission.