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      Miniseries – Secrets of the Whales

      2021 Documentary Nature TRAILER for Secrets of the Whales: Season 1 Trailer List
      92% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 88% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score Filmed across 24 locations over three years, this saga ventures into the world of whales to reveal life and love from their perspective and explores the cultures of orcas, belugas, narwhals, sperm whales, and humpback whales. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Apr 22, 2021 Orca Dynasty Powerful orca matriarchs pass down their unique hunting traditions to the next generation. Details Episode 2 Aired Apr 22, 2021 Humpback Songs Even giants start small -- a humpback whale calf must learn the secrets of its family. Details Episode 3 Aired Apr 22, 2021 Beluga Kingdom Belugas and narwhals chase ancient migration routes through the heart of the Arctic. Details Episode 4 Aired Apr 22, 2021 Ocean Giants The complex lives of the ocean's most mysterious gentle giants -- sperm whales. Details Next
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      Previous Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times Amazing footage shows not just how the sea mammals look, but how they live... 4/4 Apr 23, 2021 Full Review Dorothy Rabinowitz Wall Street Journal The show's impact has, needless to say, everything to do with Brian Skerry's impossibly intimate photography of these creatures. Apr 16, 2021 Full Review Carla Renata The Curvy Film Critic Whales are such majestic, sensitive creatures and it is utterly fascinating to become educated around every facet of their existence through the magic of cinema. A feat that NatGeo, Disney and James Cameron excel. Jul 26, 2021 Full Review Kevin Carr Fat Guys at the Movies fantastic nature documentaries 4/4 May 1, 2021 Full Review John Serba Decider Nature-doc lovers will eat this stuff up. Apr 23, 2021 Full Review Brian Orndorf There's a formula to this style of "edutainment" that's comforting but also a bit frustrating at times, as the whole show could benefit from a fresher approach. B Apr 21, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews Next
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      Previous Purvi Shah M Loved watching the series... Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 11/11/22 Full Review Audience Member I really just simply love whales. Amazing animals. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member This show will blow your mind. This while change the way you think about whales and the ocean as a whole completely. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty hard to get excited about a nature series that begins with a lie. Orcas are not whales. Let me say it again: ORCAS ARE NOT WHALES. They are the largest member of the Dolphin family. The fact that they are nicknamed "Killer Whale," doesn't make them a whale. Any child who ever watches "Wild Kratts" knows this; any producer, director, writer, or photographer involved in an educational nature series SHOULD know this. The first episode in the series made me distrust any further information offered in the rest of the series. Disney, Brian Skerry, the producers, and director failed us this time. Watch it for the photography if you wish--that part is beautiful--but get your scientific information elsewhere. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Next Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      Brian Armstrong, Brian Skerry, James Cameron, Maria Wilhelm, Shannon Malone
      Documentary, Nature
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Apr 22, 2021
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