Disneynature's OCEANS to Debut at El Capitan Theatre, 4/22-5/23

Disneynature’s OCEANS to Debut at El Capitan Theatre, 4/22-5/23

Hollywood's legendary El Capitan Theatre celebrates Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2010, with the debut of OCEANS, an extraordinary new film from Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film "Earth." Water covers nearly three-quarters of the Earth's surface, yet human beings have seen less than 5% of the oceans. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, Disneynature's OCEANS takes you on an extraordinary adventure under the surface as you meet incredible creatures that live within and experience spectacular never-before-seen footage. The El Capitan engagement will run from April 22nd through May 23rd.

At every showing of OCEANS, the El Capitan has invited the Wildlife Learning Center to showcase a handful of exotic animals in their care with the "Exotic Animals From Around the World," presentation live on the El Capitan Stage. The "Animal Guys" from the WLC have rescued more than 70 different species of captive-born wild animals and make it their mission to get children excited about the natural world around them. The Wildlife Learning Center also wants to help educate a generation of children to value their natural heritage, to value the environment, and to value all living things.

Daily showtimes are: 10:00 am, 12:30 pm, 3:45 pm, 7:00 pm, and 9:35 pm. Tickets are available at the El Capitan Theatre box office (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), online at www.elcapitantickets.com, or by calling 1-800-DISNEY6. Special group rates for parties of 20 or more are available by calling 1-818-845-3110.

Everyone who buys a ticket to the opening week (April 22-28, 2010) of OCEANS can "Make a Wave" and make a meaningful difference for our world's oceans and the species that depend on them for survival. In honor of each moviegoer, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, will help establish new marine protected areas in the Bahamas with The Nature Conservancy, one of the largest conservation organizations in the world. These areas will contain miles of vital coral reefs that provide natural habitat, nurseries and feeding grounds for hundreds of marine species.

Commenting on the announcement, Lylle Breier, senior vice president of worldwide special events for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures said, "The El Capitan is the perfect place to experience this amazing film with its state-of-the-art digital projection. In keeping with our tradition of making a visit to the El Capitan unforgettable, we are delighted to present our exotic live animals presentation, featuring everything from the Kinkajou to the Tawny Owl. We're proud to help increase awareness for our world's oceans and the species that depend on them by helping to save our coral reefs on behalf of our patrons. Disney has a great legacy of creating groundbreaking nature films, and this second movie from Disneynature builds upon that foundation and takes it to new heights."


Disneynature, the studio that presented the record-breaking film "Earth," brings OCEANS to the big screen on Earth Day, 2010. Nearly three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered by water and OCEANS boldly chronicles the mysteries that lie beneath. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud dive deep into the very waters that sustain all of mankind-exploring the harsh reality and the amazing creatures that live within. Featuring spectacular never-before-seen imagery captured by the latest underwater technologies, OCEANS offers an unprecedented look beneath the sea in a powerful motion picture that unfolds on April 22, 2010. "See OCEANS, Save Oceans" is an initiative in which Disneynature will make a contribution to The Nature Conservancy to save coral reefs in honor of every guest who sees OCEANS during opening week (April 22-28, 2010). For more information, visit disney.com/oceans, become a fan on Facebook: facebook.com/Disneynature or follow us on twitter.com/Disneynature.

Photo: Courtesy of Galatee Films - Pathe Production. JMH/TSR.


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