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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
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Jun 16, 2008

I didn't know the movie 'March of the Penguins' was originally named 'Marche de l'empereur' (the march of the emperor'. I don't think a lot of people of people outside France would immediately relate 'emperor' with Napoleon, and the word was used in the original title, so we can't talk of a bad choice of words. But still, the ad is really funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_mlwnAmr0

[Edited at 2008-06-17 03:41]


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Hahahahahaha! Jun 17, 2008

Hilarious, Claudia!

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ivo abdman
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But ... Jun 17, 2008

Is there any connection with emperor penguin ?

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Emperor%20Penguins

emperor penguin:
a very large Antarctic penguin with orange-yellow patches on its neck


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Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
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Brilliant! Jun 17, 2008

Thanks for sharing.

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Annelise Meyer  Identity Verified
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Yes it is :-) Jun 17, 2008

Claudia Alvis wrote:

I don't think a lot of people of people outside France would immediately relate 'emperor' with Napoleon, and the word was used in the original title, so we can't talk of a bad choice of words. But still, the ad is really funny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZ_mlwnAmr0

[Edited at 2008-06-17 03:41]


Hi Claudia,

in fact there was no trick in the original title, since the name of this animal species in French is "manchot empereur". Anyway, this ad (and the movie) are great

Cheers,
Annelise


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JulietteC
Local time: 11:15
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Funny indeed... Jun 17, 2008

There are indeed no jokes in the French title.

This ad is great, there is another one on Brokeback Mountain :

http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=7ysewrO0XiM

Enjoy!


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Sylvain Leray  Identity Verified
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The same... Jun 17, 2008

They did the same ad with "Brokeback Mountain", and it was very funny too :
http://youtube.com/watch?v=7ysewrO0XiM

Enjoy


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