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Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans)
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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Visually [it's] quite seductive."
‑ Michael Phillips, At the Movies
"There are life-and-death dramas, moments of playfulness and tenderness, which create an ever-increasing sense of wonder."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"hits all the right buttons, focusing on the cute (like the seals and penguins) to the dangerous (like the sharks) and the majestic (like the whales)"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Enthralling, enlightening, meditative and often humorous, this is a wonderful documentary about the oceans and those who live within it"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"Where's SpongeBob SquarePants when you really need him?"
‑ Phil Hall, Film Threat
"Oh, it's amazing."
‑ A.O. Scott, At the Movies
"Horseshoe crabs scuttle like possessed Nazi helmets and a school of fish morphs from dreidel to disco ball, as if choreographed by Busby Berkeley."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"Oceans contains some of the most beautiful imagery ever seen in a feature-length documentary."
‑ Matthew Toomey, ABC Radio Brisbane
"A visually stunning plunge into the life aquatic; shame about the narration."
‑ Don Groves, sbs.com.au
"If the film does have a standout quality, it would be its meditativeness."
‑ Jeffrey Chen, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Its visual splendor more than makes up for its intellectual poverty."
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Oceans is more of a random collection of images from the deep. But, boy, what images."
‑ Cary Darling, Dallas Morning News
"New technology has helped these filmmakers to build new tools for underwater cinematography that enables them to be more flexible, faster in the water, which is how they captured profile footage of dolphins speeding through the water, for example"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"Compactly profound, appropriately humbling, and this is just the tip of the iceberg."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Stunning images of some of the most breathtaking and fascinatingly odd creatures of the sea. No cute story added, or needed."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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