20.000 Leagues Under the Sea

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Plot

Sailors in various parts of the world have reported seeing a huge sea creature. The creature is about 100 metres long and looks like a gigantic whale. Many ships have gone out to search for the creature but they have disappeared without a trace. What is this monster? What happened to the sailors and their ships?
Ned Land, a famous whale and shark killer, has been called to locate the creature. As he boards the ‘Abraham Lincoln’, a battleship especially prepared for the expedition, he meets Professor Aronnax, a famous marine scientist and author of the best selling ‘The Mysteries of the Great Ocean Depths’. He and his assistant Conseil will join Ned Land to find the monster. Shortly after departure,
the ‘Abraham Lincoln’ comes close to the monster. Everyone is shocked! The creature is truly huge and as it disappears below the surface of the water, a big wave overturns the ‘Abraham Lincoln and many people fall overboard. Professor Aronnax and Conseil are swimming when they see Ned Land. He is safe! Ned helps Professor Aronnax and Conseil on to a ship. To their amazement, the monster is not a monster. It’s a ship that looks like a whale and it can sail on the surface of the sea or go down into the depths below. Clearly everyone mistook the ship for a monster. Suddenly, the ship begins to go down. A hatch opens and they all go inside the ship just in time. Once inside, they meet a curiously silent woman. She is Captain Nemo and she welcomes the men to her ship, the Nautilus. Captain Nemo can’t let her guests leave the ship. She and the Nautilus are a secret to the world. No one must know they exist.

Soundtrack

PROFESSOR ARONNAX:
All my life
I’ve studied everything dead or alive
Under the sea
I’ve seen beautiful,
very beautiful things
I’ve seen ugly things
I’ve seen ugly things

PROFESSOR ARONNAX & CONSEIL:
But after all this time,
All this time on the ship
And sailing the coast of Japan
I’m starting to believe
That the monster doesn’t exist
Where’s the monster from the deep?

NED LAND:
Can’t you be quiet?
The Monster from the deep
really exists, really exists.
It’s out there
It’s watching us
It’s ready to…
It’s ready to attack!

ALL:
The Monster from the deep
The Monster from the deep
Does it really exist?
Does it really exist?
The Monster from the deep
The Monster from the deep
Where’s the monster from the deep?

CAPTAIN NEMO:

My name is Captain Nemo
And you are on The Nautilus
My life is a secret to the world
Welcome to my waterworld.
I live here, under the sea
You will stay here with me
But you are free to see
The wonderful things under the sea.

NED LAND:
This is ridiculous. Let us free!

CAPTAIN NEMO:
You won’t see the outside world again
Now, you must do what I say
You left me no choice, Mr Land
I hope you can understand.
But don’t be so sad
You won’t find life here so bad
This ship has everything you need
So gentlemen, are we agreed?

NED LAND:
You are completely mad!

CAPTAIN NEMO:
My name is Captain Nemo
And you are on The Nautilus
My life is a secret to the world
Welcome to my waterworld.
My name is Captain Nemo
And you are on The Nautilus
My life is a secret to the world
Welcome to my waterworld.

A submarine goes up and down
A submarine goes up and down
by using huge tanks.
When the tanks are filled with air
When the tanks are filled with air
The submarine floats.
A submarine goes up and down
A submarine goes up and down
by using huge tanks.
When the tanks are filled with water
When the tanks are filled with water
The submarine sinks.
Air is lighter than water
Air is lighter than water
That explains it. That explains it.
That explains how it works.
We are living in The Nautilus,
We are living here.
The Nautilus is commanded
by Captain Nemo
A submarine goes up and down
A submarine goes up and down
by using huge tanks.
When the tanks are filled with air
When the tanks are filled with air
The submarine floats.
A submarine goes up and down
A submarine goes up and down
by using huge tanks.
When the tanks are filled with water
When the tanks are filled with water
The submarine sinks.
Air is lighter than water
Air is lighter than water
That explains it. That explains it
That explains how it works.
We are living in The Nautilus,
We are living in The Nautilus.

Atlantis was a perfect place
Where people lived with grace.
Now the lost city lies.
Deep in the ocean bed
A kingdom like no other
With scientists, artists and farmers
noblemen with superpowers
sinking in its darkest hour.

Atlantis, the golden island
With vast fields, lakes and highlands
Sank in a day and a night
Nevermore to see the light

The people began to change
Greed and power corrupted them.
It was the beginning of the end
and so they were doomed.
The Gods raised their hands in anger
An earthquake was the answer.
A huge wave covered it all
And all was dark
After the fall.

Atlantis, the golden island
With vast fields, lakes and highlands
Sank in a day and a night
Nevermore to see the light
Nevermore
Nevermore
to see the light

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
We saw things no other man will ever see.

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
We saw things no other man will ever see.
From the Pacific to the Indian Ocean
We lived an adventure full of emotions
Through the Mediterranean and the Red Sea
Our souls seem suddenly free
Across the Atlantic, from the Artic to the Antarctic.
Giant squid hide behind stone walls.
We went under the ice
and came out on the other side.
A journey we will never forget
For Captain Nemo it is not over yet.
For Captain Nemo it is not over yet.

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
We saw things no other man will ever see.

Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
We saw things no other man will ever see.
We saw things no other man will ever see.
We saw things no other man will ever see.

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