“Meerkat Manor: The Next Generation” starts on Animal Planet June 6. And tonight, families can prepare by watching “Meerkat Manor: The Story Begins,” a feature film narrated by Whoopi Goldberg about the early story of Flower, before she became the Manorâ€™s famous first lady, from her birth and early years as a young, inexperienced meerkat to a family leader, guiding her mob (family) in one of the harshest deserts on the planet.
As with March of the Penguins and other nature documentaries, some of the harsh realities of life and death are confronted by these wonderfully alert little creatures. Parents should be prepared to talk to children about these issues and about the way that the meerkat mob (a community of families) works together to take care of each other.
New on DVD: Poldark [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7A0U6kQNCN0[/youtube]
Winston Graham's Poldark novels about a dashing Revolutionary war veteran inspired a very successful 1977 PBS series, now remade with "Hobbit" star Aiden Turner in the title role. ...
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