Gep Malakai wrote:
^ Apparently, there are some fantasy elements to the story.
In the novel, the tiger can talk – a habit it reveals after a number of days lost at sea. (Though the possibility is left open that it's a hallucination on Pi's part. It remains to be seen how the movie will handle it, if at all.)
The entire island of the meerkats (seen briefly in the trailer) is fantastical, as are most of the characters and situations. I would classify the movie more as Fantasy than Sci-Fi, but luckily this forum is called the "Sci-Fi and Fantasy" forum.
I don't remember the tiger talking in the book?