Exploring the Reef
Exploring the Reef with Jean-Michel Cousteau (also simply referred to as Exploring the Reef) is a live action/computer animated short documentary film included on the fullscreen version of Disc 2 of the Finding Nemo 2-Disc Collector's Edition DVD. It features Jean-Michel Cousteau in a documentary film he is trying to make about coral reefs, but Marlin, Dory and Nemo keep interrupting him.
Cousteau is narrating about the ocean. As he starts talking about coral reefs, Dory starts bothering him by entering the frame. The scene then cuts to an anemone that Nemo and Marlin come out of and Cousteau sighs for not being able to do his documentary. The scene cuts to real cuttlefishes, which Dory tries to speak to. When Cousteau tells Dory to stop it, the scene cuts to a live Spanish dancer. This makes Marlin think of dancing and soon all three animated fish are dancing to some music. This infuriates Cousteau so much that he yells "Stop!" and proceeds to make a quick rant about the water cycle, concluding that "Everyone, everywhere, affects the ocean!". Dory expresses amazement and at first, Cousteau is satisfied, but when it is revealed that she was listening to the echo inside a conch shell, Cousteau loses his temper and starts ranting in French. For about six seconds, a cartoon still image of Cousteau in a swimming suit appears while Musak-style music plays, on a title card which reads "Please Stand By".
|keywords||anemone animate conch coral coral bleaching coral reef coral reproduction cuttlefish echo elevator music french french language jacques cousteau listen musak music papa spanish dancer swim swimming suit talk water cycle|
|publisher||Walt Disney Home Entertainment|
|theme||animated cartoon dance documentary short|