12th March, 2018
BBC Earth and Giant Screen Films are pleased to announce that Oceans: Our Blue Planet will be releasing worldwide on March 16, 2018 in all giant screen formats. The film, by the creators of the groundbreaking Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II series, will take audiences of all ages on a global odyssey, from coastal shallows to the freezing shores of Antarctica, revealing the untold stories of the ocean’s most astonishing creatures.
Oceans: Our Blue Planet is a visual spectacle that features cutting-edge science and fascinating new discoveries, the educational content and activities will be tailored around the messages and themes portrayed in Oceans: Our Blue Planet bringing marine science to life for classroom and family audiences.
Working closely with BBC Earth productions, Onsight with Senior Colourist Andy Lee and team are thrilled to be a part of this masterpiece. Covering full 6K picture post, including digital remastering for the giant screen, 2D to 3D conversion, visual effects, shot extensions, bespoke giant screen deliverables and colour grading for both xenon and laser projection.
The story is narrated by Kate Winslet, directed by Mark Brownlow and Rachel Butler, produced by Neil Nightingale and James Honeyborne, with Executive Producers Ray Dalio and Jonathan Williams and Supervising Producer Myles Connolly. By using breakthroughs in science and cutting-edge technology, the film reveals the astonishing characters, otherworldly places, and extraordinary new animal behaviors. Warm and compelling stories about marine habitats and their characterful inhabitants will leave you emotionally invested in our oceans and the creatures who dwell there and bring a whole new perspective to understanding OUR blue planet. Oceans: The Blue Planet will be available in all formats: 2D & 3D, 15/70 Dome, DCI compliant Digital, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Dome-customized 15/70, Fulldome Digital.
Thanks so much for all the hard work, skill and flexibility that has delivered us such a great result. I appreciate just how hard your whole team have had to work to achieve such a high standard in such a short timeframe.
Neil Nightingale - BBC Worldwide Creative Director