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DVD Review: Disneynature’s Oceans

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Disneynature is releasing Oceans in a Blu-ray/DVD combo set on October 19th. This is the second film in a series that began with Earth. Oceans features stunning high definition imagery of the creatures that live in and around the oceans of our world.

For every purchase of the Blu-ray/DVD combo of Oceans between October 19 and October 25, Disneynature will make a contribution to help protect coral reefs. Disneynature is helping to conserve more than 35,000 acres of coral reef in The Bahamas thanks to moviegoers who went to see the film during the opening week. They are continuing the “See OCEANS, Save Oceans” effort by contributing a portion of sales of this Blu-Ray/DVD to The Nature Conservancy.

Oceans is directed by Jacques Perrin (Winged Migration) and Jacques Cluzaud (Winged Migration, Les Ailes de la Nature) and narrated by Pierce Brosnan (The Ghost Writer, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, and Mamma Mia). Brosnan has a long history with environmental causes and campaigns including programs like the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s “Save the Whales Again!” campaign.

Oceans takes you on an undersea journey and shows you the amazing creatures that our oceans support. You’ll see stunning footage of fish, plants, mammals and amphibians as they swim, play and hunt. The variety of animals shown in this DVD is just amazing – from the tiniest krill to the largest hump back whale and every size of creature in between. Not only does Oceans show you the amazing creatures under water, it also shows you polar bears, seals, sea lions, turtles and adorable penguins!

It’s not all cute and adorable though. I admit to several heart wrenching moments while cheering on the baby sea turtles on their trek to the ocean only to have a giant bird swoop down and make them dinner. There are several scenes of larger animals hunting although there is nothing graphic at all in the movie since it is rated G.

The Blu-ray features Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture and Sound; Living Menus – A fully interactive experience; Filmmaker Annotations; Plus all DVD Bonus Features. DVD includes Make a Wave – Disney’s Friends for Change Music Video featuring Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato; Disney & Nature: Preserving the World We Share; and Deeper in the Ocean – select bonus videos.

I really loved the footage of the creatures in Oceans. My favorite are the adorable clown fish and the hammerhead sharks. I love that you get to see them in their natural habitat interacting with each other. There are some truly stunning scenes of whales breaching that are not to be missed. Highly recommend for young and old alike.

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About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of two teenagers who left the corporate world in 2008 to focus on a more eco-friendly life. She lives in rural Vermont where she juggles family, two blogs and a career in social media. You can find her at http://www.confessionsofanover-workedmom.com/ and http://the-socialites-closet.blogspot.com/.