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Arctic Tale

How do you replicate the success of March of the Penguins? Replace the cute penguins with cute polar bears and narrator Morgan Freeman with narrator Queen Latifah. Unfortunately, like all those old Disney true-life nature films, Arctic Tale is a "dramatized" composite of outdoor animal footage that has been edited to create a cute narrative. (Producers call it a "wildlife adventure" and not a documentary.) It's meant to highlight the harsh conditions of growing up in the Arctic and to give kids a little primer on global warming. But why the hip references (Latifah notes that walruses are "all up in each other business") and the fart jokes? 90 minutes G.