See OCEANS; Save Oceans

Disneynature to Donate Part of Movie Ticket Sales to The Nature Conservancy

COLUMBIA, SC | April 15, 2010

Want to do something you can feel good about this year for Earth Day? Go to the movies! In celebration of Earth Day 2010, Disneynature is bringing its latest production, OCEANS, to the big screen on April 22. And during the movie’s first week (April 22-28), Disneynature will dedicate a portion of ticket sales to The Nature Conservancy’s work to protect coral reefs in the Bahamas.

A follow-up to the powerful documentary EARTH, which the studio released last year, OCEANS is packed with dramatic, amusing, humbling, and inspiring nature footage painstakingly captured over several years to convey the power and mystery of the ocean and its creatures.

“These filmmakers have given us the pleasure of looking over their shoulders ─ of doing what I have dreamed of being able to do ─ to get in a school of fish, to be a dolphin, to be a whale and swim along with them,” said Dr. Sylvia Earle, Explorer in Residence at the National Geographic Society. “This is the best I’ve ever seen. It takes me places I’ve wanted to go. This is beyond art. This captures the spirit, the very essence of the sea.”

Directed by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, and narrated by environmental activist and actor Pierce Brosnan, OCEANS includes an unexpected bonus for younger audiences. Joe Jonas and Demi Lovato collaborated on the movie’s ending credit song, “Make a Wave.”

In the Midlands, OCEANS will be showing at the Carmike 14 theater in Irmo and at the Regal Sandhill Stadium 16 theater in northeast Columbia. In the Charleston area, OCEANS will be showing at the Citadel Mall Stadium 16 theater. In Greenville, OCEANS will be showing at the Regal Hollywood 20 theater on Woodruff Road. The movie has a G rating. Check local movie listings for show times.

For more information about Earth Day activities, visit And to learn about marine restoration efforts along the South Carolina coast, click here.

The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at

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