The Story of “Believe” centers on a boy and his amazing connection to a Killer Whale. For the first time in the history of Sea World, an original score was produced specifically for a Shamu show – biggest production of Sea World’s history- Uploaded by Marciodisney on Apr 7, 2011.
What I find to be so amazing and incredibly moving is the fact that humans can interact so successfully to the point of ‘being as one’ with 9,000 pound (one is actually 12,00 lbs.!) killer whales who are the top predators in the world, killing and eating anything they want at any time. The absolute devotion and love the trainers have for these Orcas is overwhelmingly beautiful. What magnificent and majestic animals they are!!!
Here is a quote from the video, “Behind the Scenes – Beautiful”. “Each of us in our world, in our own right has a moment in our life where something happens to us and everything that’s happened before comes into focus and we are changed from that moment on.” ~ Don Franz, Producer/Creative Director in the video, ‘Making of Believe’
The relationship between trainer and whale is based on trust, positive reinforcement and love and the animals thrive. Laura Surovik, Assistant Curator for Animal Training, has worked with the orcas for 21 years and her favorite ~ “ there’s always that one…her name is Katina, she started it all in 1985 when she had her first baby and I love her like a person. I feel she’s taught me how to be a better mom, a better wife, a better a better friend, just a better human being.”
I must say that I can’t remember when I’ve been so moved watching a movie and I hope that you will find it to be as well. These lyrics from the song, ‘Believe’ say it all: “A single moment, our eyes open wide, anything is possible. And in that magic moment, somewhere deep inside, all that was impossible is possible.
Of course it goes without saying that this is ‘one of the best’ to share with your family and friends.
Don’t you just want to experience the thrill of being able to hug one of these majestic animals – I DO!!!