List Film

Meerkats

Meerkats
  • 2008
  • UK
  • 83 min
  • U

'March of the Penguins'-style documentary feature from the BBC's Natural History department, following the formative years of Kolo, a young meerkat getting to grips with the realities of life in the Kalahari desert. Alexander McCall Smith's narration is voiced by the later, great Paul Newman, and Kolo's fight for survival is rendered intensely and sympathetically.

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The Meerkats

30 Jul 20093 stars

There’s something about meerkats. Maybe it’s their little beady eyes, or their curiously stiff, upright posture that makes them appear to be striving to be human. Whatever that quality is, the camera clearly loves them, making the humble meerkat an…

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