Disneynature OCEANS received the awards for "Best Theatrical Film" and "Best Original Score" Saturday at the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey, CA.
The goal of the festival, which drew ocean filmmakers from around the world, was to promote, honor and share films that inspire people to protect our oceans and the life within.
As part of the film festival, Disneynature screened OCEANS and the trailer for its upcoming 2011 release, African Cats.
"It's a privilege to be honored by this distinguished group of ocean filmmakers and conservationists. These awards acknowledge Disneynature as a strong contributor in the nature film genre and recognize our label's commitment to making conservation an important part of our mission" said Disneynature's Paul Baribault.
Disneynature OCEANS is available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD) and 1-Disc DVD, October 19. In addition, Disneynature has committed to carry on the "See OCEANS, Save Oceans" initiative by contributing a portion of sales to The Nature Conservancy through Disney's Worldwide Conservation Fund for every Disneynature OCEANS Blu-ray Combo Pack or DVD purchased between October 19 and 25.