VIDEO: Ed Helms Starring as Narrator of Disneynature’s “Penguins”

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Ed Helms is diving in with “Penguins” this Spring as narrator of Disneynature’s upcoming theatrical feature.

Ed Helms (“The Office,” “The Hangover” trilogy, “The Daily Show with John Stewart”) narrates the coming-of-age story which 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. Helms says about the upcoming film:

“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 heart strings 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.”

See Disneynature’s “Penguins” in theaters and in IMAX on April 17th.

Source: Walt Disney Studios

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