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on 26 January 2012
A family of meerkats struggle to survive in the Kalahari desert. The movie focus on one baby meerkat, named Kolo, from his birth to 1 year and all the adventures he has along the way. From the early days of his life at 3 weeks old when he takes his first steps outside the burrow he encounters battles with snakes, eagles and other beasts. Life appears to lunge Komo from one drama to another, in an attempt to stave off starvation, and keep out of the jaws of hungrey preditors. An older meerkat in the pack shows him how it's done. When separated from his family due to a battle with another tribe of meerkats, komo is forced to sleep alone undergrown. A scary experiance for a pack animal. But soon he is pushing on over the dangerous sun-baked desert in search of his family. When he encounters a pride of lions, one wrong step could have him spotted and gobbled up for lion dessert. However, quick thinking komo waits for the pack to rest before racing across land to return to his adoring family. Thank-goodness he was brave enought to tackle live scorpion for breakfast. Once back with his family it's not long before the next litter of baby meerkats arrives, but this time it's komo who is called along to teach the little ones the ropes of survival in the African wilderness.
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on 25 October 2009
Narrated by Paul Newman (in one of his last performances), with a story constructed by Alexander McCall Smith and with James Honeyborne's stunning photography, this film owes more to March of the Penguins than Meerkat Manor. To some extent it works, but that largely depends on whether or not you believe meerkats can do no wrong. For me, just sticking the cute little critters up there on screen is enough to keep me entertained. They don't need any story-telling tricks to make them interesting. But this film attempts to contrive a story out of the footage that has been shot, and that in many places diminishes the simple pleasure to be had in watching them.

Kolo is a young meerkat. He fritters away his time, doesn't listen to his elders, and doesn't buckle down to his responsibilities within the family unit. Then one day he gets lost. He encounters various food-chain type dangers, but can he survive to return to his family, having learnt to be wiser and more responsible? Well, this being a story that is highly likely, but in reality perhaps not and therein lies the problem.

It's highly likely that several of the 'actors' playing Kolo got scoffed instead, and for me anyhow that reality is the more interesting side of meerkat life rather than a story that is slighter than you'd expect from a Disney style production or an animated animal tale. Frankly, filming what had really happened and then narrating it would have worked better than a story that I feel won't enthral kids and is a bit trite for adults. That aside, meerkats and their ways are often so human-like they are endlessly fascinating, and so even constraining them with a contrived story can't stop them from being entertaining.
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on 5 December 2009
I loved this DVD. I am well into Meerkats. Having every season of Meerkat Manor, I feel I know all the tribes. Only thing missing is Bill Naigh!!
GREAT Story - wish there were more like it.
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on 17 January 2011
A great family film. Very informative, great camera work, and full of real drama. The film sequences of the eagles and especially the snake as predators were sensational.
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on 22 November 2009
I suppose like most of the country people have seen the TV advert for car insurance and the Meerkats, I watched the meerkats before this on Meerkat Manor and fell in love with them, I like animal programmes anyway, but the meerkats are something special and this dvd is no exception.

It is brilliant filmed with incredible colours but that aside it is the meerkats who are the real stars as you would expect them to be in this dvd you will not be disappointed, ok it not David Attenborough but the voice over is just as informative.

This dvd represents good value for money and as you would expect with an dvd on the meerkats it has it all excitement, danger, love especially when they are all in a burrow and an older meerkat actually sleeps with it paw ( arm ) around a younger meerkat, how they are prepared to lay down their lives for the benefit of the group and somtimes do.

Its a dvd for the adults and its a dvd for the children it represents good value for money.
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on 24 December 2011
Beautifully filmed, perfect voiceover, outrageously cute. Shameless emotional manipulation. Wonderful. Constantly wondering how they get those shots. Not for young children, too scary. 10 years+? 5 stars. Love it.
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on 13 June 2011
Bought this as part of my daughters birthday gifts, she was thrilled to get two dvd's and has watched them both twice within a week.She said that she had a sore face because she smiled so much through the film.
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on 13 December 2009
Beautifully filmed, with a narration by the late Paul Newman and little Kolo joins the ranks of meerkats we love. Full of drama and emotional highs and lows. A must for meerkat fans everywhere. The music fits with the film incredibly well.
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on 6 January 2011
If you love meerkats, and loved meerkat manor you will love this just as much. The film made me cry a little i will admit but it was a really happy lovely film and how they got the footage was incredable. 5* from me
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on 8 December 2009
This film was very well filmed and the narrator was also very good.
The whole production was very interesting and the fact it was not generated by computer and was from life.
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