Oceans

Oceans

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Director: Jacques Cluzaud, Jacques Perrin

Cast: Jacques Cluzaud, Jacques Perrin, Pierce Brosnan, Lancelot Perrin

     
 

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Winged Migration co-directors Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin re-team for this documentary produced for Walt Disney Studios' Disneynature banner and exploring the many mysteries of our planet's oceans. Almost three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by oceans, yet strangely we seem to know more about deep space thanSee more details below

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Winged Migration co-directors Jacques Cluzaud and Jacques Perrin re-team for this documentary produced for Walt Disney Studios' Disneynature banner and exploring the many mysteries of our planet's oceans. Almost three-quarters of the earth's surface is covered by oceans, yet strangely we seem to know more about deep space than the world of the sea. There's no question that the ocean has played a crucial role in the history and sustenance of humankind, but what secrets does the underwater world hold? Follow filmmakers Cluzaud and Perrin beneath the ocean waves as they seek out the answer to this and explore the many dangers and mysteries of the deep.

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A worldwide success, Disneynature's documentary Earth took audiences on an intimate guided tour through some of the wild's most inaccessible areas. Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (who collaborated previously for 2001's Winged Migration), Oceans offers a similarly unprecedented look at the vast underwater realm that provides shelter to some of the planet's most beloved, as well as least understood, creatures. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, Oceans is made up of a compilation of underwater photography from over 75 diving expeditions that took place over a period of four years, and captures an astoundingly intimate glimpse into the lives of a wide array of sea life -- ranging from the marine iguanas of the Galápagos Islands to Arctic seals, humpback whales, jellyfish, vast schools of sardines, and creatures so alien it's difficult at times to believe the footage wasn't made with the help of computers or a green screen. Though Oceans hardly ignores the reality of predatory survival -- one particularly riveting scene involves the mass annihilation of a beach full of baby sea turtles -- the deaths are quick, relatively bloodless, and natural. In sharp contrast, the interference of man in matters of the ocean is significantly more disturbing; the catching and subsequent bludgeoning of a whale is a far more brutal death than those doled out by the sea's native hunters. While perhaps not as stunning as Blue Planet or OceanWorld 3D, Oceans is nevertheless a visual masterpiece -- enough so that it makes up for a lack of the kind of narrative found in many popular nature documentaries (such as March of the Penguins, Earth, and even Animal Planet's award-winning television series Meerkat Manor). Though there are scenes of tenderness and emotion, Oceans has the feel of a NOVA or National Geographic special more than it does a cuddly think piece. However, the straightforward tone speaks to the almost incomprehensible size of the planet's waters, adding levity to the film's overall message of conservation, and helping to stress the importance of expanding our knowledge of the ocean rather than exploiting it for personal gain.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2010
UPC:
0786936804553
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
G
Source:
Walt Disney Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:24:00
Sales rank:
2,406

Special Features

Disc 1 - Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus; ; Living Menus - A Fully Interactive Experience; Filmmaker Annotations; Plus All DVD Bonus Features; ; Disc 2 - DVD Feature Film + Bonus; "Make A Wave" - Disney's Friends For Change Music Video Featuring Joe Jonas & Demi Lovato; Disney & Nature: Preserving The World We Share; Deeper In The Ocean Select Bonus Videos

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pierce Brosnan Narrator
Lancelot Perrin The Boy

Technical Credits
Jacques Cluzaud Director,Original Story,Screenwriter
Jacques Perrin Director,Original Story,Producer,Screenwriter
Michel Benjamin Cinematographer
Eric Börjeson Cinematographer
Laurent Charbonnier Cinematographer
Bruno Coulais Score Composer
Laurent Debas Original Story,Screenwriter
Luc Drion Cinematographer
Stephane Durand Original Story,Screenwriter
Jake Eberts Executive Producer
Laurent Fleutot Cinematographer
Arno Fouquet Special Effects Supervisor
Philippe Garguil Cinematographer
Olivier Gueneau Cinematographer
Christian Guillon Special Effects Supervisor
Valerie le Gurun Cinematographer
Don Hahn Executive Producer
Jean-Marc Henchoz Associate Producer
Romain Legrand Co-producer
Catherine Mauchain Editor
Nicolas Mauvernay Producer
Manuel Monzón Associate Producer
Christophe Pottier Cinematographer
Philippe Ros Cinematographer
François Sarano Original Story,Screenwriter
Vincent Schmitt Editor
Thierry Thomas Cinematographer
Luciano Tovoli Cinematographer
Jerome Wiciak Sound/Sound Designer
Kirk Wise Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- DisneyNature: Oceans
1. What Is The Ocean? [:00]
2. Feeding Frenzy [:00]
3. Unseen Treasures [:00]
4. Getting Closer [:02]
5. The Ocean Floor [:00]
6. Giving Everything A Try [:00]
7. Teams, Families and Armies [7:43]
8. Thriving and Resilient [4:55]
9. Human Indifference [8:03]
10. The Icy World [6:43]
11. The Weightless World [5:38]
12. End Credits [8:18]

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