Colossal Squid The Deep


Colossal Squid

Animated series. Ant and Fontaine hunt for the rarest of ocean creatures: the colossal squid. But it turns out to be smarter than them and thinks they look tasty.


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That's the biggest sperm whale I've ever seen. Get closer!

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No. That's why we use drones,

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so we don't have to get closer to giant animals!

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Fine...

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Deploying tracking device.

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Hey, what are those marks on the whale?

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OK, now you gotta get me closer!

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No way, Ant!

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Come on. Where's your sense of adventure?

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SHE GROANS

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Yes!

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That's a bit too close!

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-BOTH:

-Whoa!

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GRUNTING

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GROANS, GRUNTS

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Ahhh!

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GRUNTS

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Ant! You're crushing me!

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I can't steer!

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Whoa! Aaah!

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YELLING, GRUNTING

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'My family are explorers. We have been for generations.

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'While others look up to the stars,

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'we know there are an infinite number of things

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'that shine in the darkness below.

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'There are things lurking in the seas

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'that long ago vanished into myth.

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'My family are explorers. And we explore... The Deep!'

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'Rover! Come in, Rover! This is Aronnax.

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'You guys OK? Ant? Fontaine?'

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HE GRUNTS

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I'm OK. I fell on something soft when we crashed.

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That would be my face!

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We're nearly in position to retrieve you. Sit tight.

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Ugh! Stupid light.

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I hope the Rover's not badly damaged.

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Replacing the drone's going to put a big enough hole

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in your pocket money, Fontaine.

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The Rover's in one piece, more or less.

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MY pocket money? What about Ant?

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Uh, you were driving.

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The only reason we were even out here is because of your dumb plan!

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Dumb? What's wrong with finding a colossal squid

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by tracking the animal that eats them?

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-It's the... BOTH:

-..perfect plan.

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How many "perfect plans" have you had to find a colossal squid,

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and how many colossal squids have we actually found?

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Oh, wait. NONE! Face it, you're obsessed.

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I'm not obsessed. I'm just never giving up.

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SHE SIGHS

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SHE GROANS

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OK, Will. We're above the Rover.

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Deploying retrieval claw.

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Did I tell you...

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Many times.

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What was I going to say?

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"Did I tell you if we find a deep-sea colossal squid,

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"it'll be the first time anyone's ever seen one alive?

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"A ginormous moment for Ant Nekton, science and the universe!"

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Wrong! I don't even sound like that.

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I was going to say, I saw sucker marks on that whale!

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It must've been fighting a colossal squid! Look, there!

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'Ready to grab the Rover. Hold on, this could get bumpy.'

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Huh. That wasn't so bad.

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-I haven't started yet.

-What?

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-Whoa!

-Arrgh!

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Ha! Sorry, Fontaine.

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Does my face look like a cushion to you?

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The kids are in bed. But Ant isn't sleeping.

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He's probably too excited about chasing squid tomorrow.

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Can you pass me the torque wrench?

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I need a torque wrench. This is an impact driver.

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You should go. Get some sleep.

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-Are you sure?

-I'm sure.

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I'll be done here soon, and then I'll be up, straight after

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I've replaced that faulty light bulb on the bridge.

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It's just bugging me.

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Professor Fiction was pretty insistent that we don't touch

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anything electrical on the Aronnax,

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until he's completed a thorough analysis.

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I think I can handle a light bulb.

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Will, this isn't your field. You know how I know?

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Because you just handed me a can opener.

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-HE CHUCKLES

-I must be really tired.

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Uh... I'm not doubting that you can change the bulb.

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Just promise me you won't, OK?

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-SHE SIGHS

-I'll think about it.

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BEEPING

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Ohh!

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SHE SIGHS

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Hm! See, Will? Nothing went wrong.

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Ugh, come out!

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You went in easily enough.

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I just had a nightmare about the sun exploding.

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You messed with that light bulb after promising not to?!

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I didn't!

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You didn't touch it?

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No, I didn't promise not to.

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Jeffrey's tank aerator just went into overdrive.

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I think he's had too much oxygen!

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HE GASPS

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You didn't touch anything electrical, did you?

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Don't worry, as soon as I find the right tool, I'll undo the...

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'Aronnax, this is Base.'

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Oh! Professor Fiction.

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Kaiko, I've got a readout... somewhere,

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indicating the Aronnax experienced an anomalous surge.

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You didn't touch anything electrical, did you?

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Well...I...uh...no...

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OK, yes, but I only changed a tiny, really tiny light bulb.

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And now every single light in the entire sub

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has the brightness of a thousand suns.

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-I'm changing it back.

-Don't touch it!

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The circuitry's too unstable - any power surge, however small,

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might have unpredictable consequences.

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Oh, come on! It's just a light bulb.

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Should we be heading back to base?

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Oh! There you are. Ah... Hmm!

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According to this, you should be fine.

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Just don't put the electrics under any more stress.

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Don't worry, we won't touch a thing. Will we, Kaiko?

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ALARM BLARES

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It's the collision alarm. Something's coming at us!

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Sorry, Professor. Got to go!

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It's the whale I'm tracking. It's swimming in wild zigzags!

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There are other objects - must be the rest of a pod.

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Ugh! It's too bright in here. I can't see anything out the window!

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They're coming straight at us!

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Activate the shield!

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No way! Hold on!

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THEY ALL YELL

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The outside camera. Got to rewind that footage!

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-HE GRUNTS

-Everyone all right?

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-SHE GROANS

-Sorry, Fontaine.

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-It was an accident.

-Don't worry, I'll live.

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-Any damage to the sub?

-Running diagnostics now.

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Whoa!

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Are those tentacles around the whale?

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There were sucker marks on the whale before.

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A colossal squid was fighting the whale, trying to escape being eaten!

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It would explain why the whale crashed into us.

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And why Mom fell on my face.

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WILL CHUCKLES

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No sign of the whale.

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That was a huge impact, hope it's OK.

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It looks like the whale is still swimming.

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WHALE SINGS Listen!

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-SHE SIGHS

-I never get tired of that sound.

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It can't be badly hurt.

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It's probably still fighting the colossal squid.

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Oh, please don't make me wait till morning to follow it!

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This might be our best chance to observe a colossal squid. Kaiko?

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Impact took out the outside cameras.

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And we've lost comms to the surface.

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But nothing bad enough to stop us from making history.

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Yes!

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Besides, it's way too bright in here to sleep.

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So, if the whale sings when it hunts -

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wouldn't that scare off its prey?

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You'd think so. Jeffrey's scared every time he hears me sing.

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I don't blame him!

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I'm scared every time I hear you sing too.

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Could be how the whales hunt.

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The squid flees the singing,

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right to where the rest of the pod's waiting.

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Boom! Ambush! ALARM BLARES

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Something's ahead. Big, and it's not moving.

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It's not the whale.

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Can we get the floodlights up?

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It might cause another electrical surge.

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We need to know what's out there, Kaiko.

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You're right. But only minimum power.

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And...we just lost power to the fridge.

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Something else for Fiction to fix.

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-See anything, Ant?

-Oh, yeah!

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Wow!

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That's bigger than anything that's ever washed up on a beach.

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Stop! You are not going anywhere.

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But my whole mission's been

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to get video of one of these animals in the wild!

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You let us go out there with a huge sperm whale!

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And look how that turned out.

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It's not moving at all. I don't think it's alive.

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Ant can drive the Rover. I'll record.

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HE GASPS You'll come?

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I'm not going to miss out!

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And if you drive, it'll be your pocket money

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if something does go wrong.

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We haven't said yes yet!

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CLEARING THROAT Mom... Dad...

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going back many generations, the Nekton family has always...

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I cannot believe Mom and Dad

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bought your cheesy "You raised me to be a Nekton" speech!

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Ah, what can I tell ya? It's a gift.

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'We can still hear you, you know!'

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ANT CHUCKLES NERVOUSLY

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You're out there because we agreed

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that a dead thing probably won't hurt you.

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Also, that cheesy speech was pretty good.

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Wow, incredible!

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I wonder what happened to it?

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Possibly the fight with the whale?

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Did that tentacle just move?

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Huh! Probably just the current.

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I don't think it's the current.

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-Look, there!

-I don't see anything! Play it again.

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It's alive!!

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WHOA!

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Ant, Fontaine! Get back to the Aronnax.

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NOW!

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AAARGH!

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THEY SCREAM

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It's eating us!

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Wow! Look at the size of those suckers!

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Use the camera! We've got to record this.

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Are you kidding me?

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-METAL CREAKS

-It's squeezing! Do something!

-I am!

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I don't mean record!

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This is terrifying!

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Stop being filled with wonder!

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'Will? What's your plan?'

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I have no idea!

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We need a way to repel it.

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-I could try singing?

-Really?

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This thing is dragging us into the darkest depths of the ocean

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and you...

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That's it! Thank you, Fontaine!

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Mom? We need the floodlights up to full power!

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The squid lives in the dark.

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It has the largest eyes in the world.

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'It'll never handle that much light.'

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Working on it.

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Don't surge! Don't surge! Don't surge!

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SHE SIGHS

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Well, that was fun!

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'All OK?'

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Yeah! And we got it on video! That's a world first!

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More importantly, nobody fell on my face!

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THEY CHUCKLE

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BEEPING

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Uh-oh. The floodlights caused the air scrubbers to fail.

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Kids? Get back ASAP.

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We need to surface if we want to keep breathing air.

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-BOTH:

-AAARGH! WAAUUGH!

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-Did you see that?!

-My friend has friends!

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If they were waiting for us in the dark...

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-You know what this means?

-Um, surprise party?

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They're intelligent! They...they work together.

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That one must have been playing dead to catch us! Wow!

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I'm not so impressed by being hunted.

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But we know they hate light.

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Get us into the light before...

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-THEY GASP

-It's got us!

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Hold on!

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It's blocking our lights! Is it doing that on purpose?!

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More squid are coming!

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Ant! Accelerate when I say!

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OK. Go! Go! Go!

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-They're coming from the sides!

-Get into the light!

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-BOTH:

-Whoaaaaa!

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Oh, no!

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'I've got you! Hang on.'

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Come on, come on!

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Hurry!

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-HE GRUNTS

-Move!

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Ha-ha-ha, we made it! Shut the moon pool!

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Great work, team Nekton!

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Aagghhhh!

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Hold on!

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You're not taking my kids!

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TERRIFIED SCREAMS

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Ant! Fontaine!

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Is everyone OK...?

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Ooh.

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I swear, she put her face right in the way!

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If I need plastic surgery, you're paying.

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Sorry, Fontaine, but Ant will have no money, EVER.

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He'll be paying off the Rover for the rest of his life.

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Ohhh!

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We'll head for the surface. We've still got hours of good air.

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-We'll be fine!

-No, never say that...

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ANT GROANS

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Well, that solved the bright lighting problem.

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Maybe the squid won't attack.

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LOUD THUDDING

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Mom!

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Without the engines, we can't get to the surface.

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We're too deep to dump the ballast?

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An emergency ascent from this depth would blow the Aronnax wide open.

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We have to climb slowly so we can equalize

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the pressure inside with the massive easing of pressure outside.

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How long will our air last?

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If the oxygen mix drops below this mark, we won't have

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enough breathable air to get us to the surface, even with the engines.

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Got any bright ideas?

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Electrical problems must've blown the engine fuel servos.

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-I've got to find a way to fix them.

-Need a flashlight?

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It's OK. I know this boat like the back of my hand.

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Oww!

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Yeah, a flashlight'd be good!

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Well, we're not using up air too quickly.

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At least something electrical's working on this boat.

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-Ant!

-Ant!

-HE LAUGHS NERVOUSLY

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Trying the engines now.

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Come on! Come on!

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Yes!

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-Yes!

-All right, you did it!

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-Nice work, Kaiko.

-Way to go, Mom!

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BEEPING

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Back off the throttle! Back off!!

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The engines are overheating - thermostat's shorted out.

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We can only run at minimum power, or they'll seize.

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We've stopped climbing!

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At minimum power, the squid are going to drag us down!

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Kaiko, we have to get the engines back up.

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Working on it. We should be fine, so long as nothing else goes wrong.

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I really think we should ban

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sentences like that on this submarine.

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-Every time we...

-We have a fire!

-There it is.

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Fire will eat up the last of our air!

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Kaiko, I'm coming! Both of you, head to the moon pool room.

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If this gets any worse, I want you ready to abandon ship.

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How? We can't go outside with those squid.

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We wouldn't last two seconds!

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We'll find a way to draw them away.

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Get to the moon pool, NOW!

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THEY GROAN

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THEY PANT

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What is it?

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I left something on the bridge.

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What did you leave behind?

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An idea!

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Come on, come on...

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-Yes! There!

-The whale you were tracking?

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Can you get us close to it before we're dragged down?

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We can only move at a crawl.

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If we can get close...

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The whalesong could scare the squid away!

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OK. Let's do this.

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-Ugh!

-Kaiko!

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We're going down faster than we're moving forward!

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Just a bit closer!

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No! We lost all of our detection systems.

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Sonar, tracking - we're blind!

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'Ant, Fontaine! Why have we changed direction?'

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Why aren't you in the moon pool room?

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Dad, uh...uh...we... we were just trying to...

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We're almost out of air.

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'Whatever you were trying, it hasn't worked. We're out of time.'

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Please, kids, get ready to abandon the sub.

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WHALE SINGING

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Huh?

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WHALE SINGING

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Whale song!

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-They're leaving!

-It worked, Fontaine! It...

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Wait. They're not running from the sound...

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they're moving towards it!

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They're going to attack the whale. And we brought them to it!

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No!

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Oh, no!

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Wait. The squid are coming back!

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What? Why?

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It's not just our whale, Fontaine.

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It's the whole pod!

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WHALES SING

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What's happening?!

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We're being saved by the whales!

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Incredible!

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WHALES SING

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The fire's out, but the engine's still dead.

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We haven't got enough oxygen to get to the surface, anyway.

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I wonder...

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Here. Use this.

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A can opener?

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The old, faulty bulb?

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BEEPING

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MACHINERY CLANKS AND WHIRS

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SHE SIGHS

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-SHE GASPS

-We have air!

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Engines are online!

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Fridge is back on!

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Little blinky light, I will never be mad at you again!

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Let's get out of here.

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It's amazing footage, but...

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worth being almost dragged to our doom?

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Totally! We captured footage of creatures never seen before.

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And nothing too bad happened!

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I mean, it's not like there's any permanent damage.

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Animated series. Ant and Fontaine hunt for the rarest of ocean creatures: the colossal squid. But what happens when it turns out to be smarter than you and thinks you look tasty?


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