Directors: Jacques Perrin, Jacques Cluzaud
Writers: Christophe Cheysson, Jacques Cluzaud, Laurent Debas, Stéphane Durand, Laurent Gaudé, Jacques Perrin, François Sarano
Narrator: Pierce Brosnan
Part of the DisneyNature documentary series, “Oceans” is a beautiful imagescape of the wonders of the ocean. Unlike “African Cats”, the narration provided in the English version by Pierce Brosnan does not single out a few animals and tell an imposed story over the footage. Instead, “Oceans” is a broad overview of all life found in our world’s oceans. We see a great many creatures and a great many sights, but there are no in depth studies of any one aspect.
What the filmmakers have concentrated on here is highlighting the beauty of life to be found in the oceans. There are images here I’ve never beheld before. Schools of fish swirl around in underwater tornadoes. Turns dive into the water by the thousands taking advantage of the multitude of fish just below the water’s surface. How do they avoid hitting one another? Surprisingly a whale bursts out of the water in the middle of the turns’ fishing storm.