Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

Disneynature's "OCEANS" Documentary Another Earth Day Cash Cow?

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

oceans, disneynature

Last April, Disneynature lit up the Earth Day celebrations with the release of EARTH — a gorgeous documentary that featured some of the planet’s greatest natural hits. The flick went on to break a record for the genre with a weekend opening box office of $4 million — and eventually raked in over $108 million worldwide. Needless to say, Disney immediately announced the release of their next Earth Day contender called OCEANS. Last weekend, the new documentary screened at the Tokyo Film Festival. Based on one reviewer’s reaction, it looks like Disney will have yet another winner this coming April. From Collider.com,

Oceans is a movie that has to been seen to be believed. The footage, which was painstakingly gathered over several years, is nothing short of remarkable. And I say that having already seen Planet Earth. A joint venture among Walt Disney Studios and the French studios of Notro Films and Galatee Films, the movie does take advantage of the enviro-soapbox but it is still able to entrance the audience by providing a glimpse into the power and mystery of the oceans.”

We’re not sure if this will remain the case, but the current narrator of OCEANS isn’t some celebrity (Both Patrick Stewart and James Earl Jones narrated different versions of EARTH) but director Jacques Perrin. You may remember him as the creator of the bird doc Winged Migration. Nevertheless, Collider says Perrin’s narration is actual a nice departure from the usual kind.

“His infrequent narration gives the film a loose structure while allowing the audience to drift along the visual tides. He makes a very cogent argument at the end of the film, saying that humans, in their Icarian eagerness to reach the stars, forgot to look back and see the beauty and mystery that already surrounded them. This tragic mistake has led to the devaluing of the oceans and their subsequent disrepair. Of course, like Captain Planet says, the power to change this is yours.”

We’re looking forward to seeing OCEANS — and are especially hopeful that Disneynature will tie in some kind of environmental benefit to the opening weekend; like they did with their trees for tickets campaign last year. Check out a trailer for OCEANS after the fold below.

Like us on Facebook:

“Hero cow” becomes media darling to non-vegans everywhere

This pariah has earned her freedom through resistance and a seat atop the pedestal few non-human animals have ever sat. It’s The Hunger Games and she’s our Cow-niss.


No one wants to date vegans, meat is getting the mayo treatment, and Finland get’s the first taste of new vegan fast food AGAIN.

Please stop attempting to express love through animal exploitation

While I’m a huge sucker for the sweet stuff, I can’t escape the seasonal dread of seeing lovers carelessly link up gestures of romance with animal exploitation.