Water Birds

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Water Birds (1952)

30 min - Documentary, Family - 26 June 1952
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Water Birds is a 1952 short documentary film directed by Ben Sharpsteen. The film delves into the still waters of lagoons and marshes to the wild blue wilderness of the vast oceans, to experience the beauty and variety of their majestic birds, each perfectly designed for its habitat. It won the Oscar for Best Short Subject, Two-Reel.

Director:  Ben Sharpsteen
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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Water Birds is a 1952 short documentary film directed by Ben Sharpsteen. The film delves into the still waters of lagoons and marshes to the wild blue wilderness of the vast oceans, to experience the beauty and variety of their majestic birds, each perfectly designed for its habitat. It won the Oscar for Best Short Subject, Two-Reel.


Collections: Ben Sharpsteen

Genres: Documentary, Family

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  26 June 1952

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 30 min

The Olympic Elk

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The Olympic Elk (1952)

27 min - Documentary - 13 February 1952
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Part of the "True-Life Adventure Series"; The subject of this two-reel are the elk of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. We see these deer learning to walk, climbing downhill in a herd, and braving local bears. Those, plus some colorful arctic flowers, are the nice bits. We also see the elk engaging in duels (something amusingly observed and "imitated" by marmots), athletic fights with deadlocks said to often end in death by starvation to both participants. If that brutish behavior isn't enough to turn you off, then wait until you see how the polygamous bull males gather up wives and do battle with another (with wives as a wager) before unmelodically announcing the end of their bachelorhood.

Director:  James Algar
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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Part of the "True-Life Adventure Series"; The subject of this two-reel are the elk of Washington state's Olympic Peninsula. We see these deer learning to walk, climbing downhill in a herd, and braving local bears. Those, plus some colorful arctic flowers, are the nice bits. We also see the elk engaging in duels (something amusingly observed and "imitated" by marmots), athletic fights with deadlocks said to often end in death by starvation to both participants. If that brutish behavior isn't enough to turn you off, then wait until you see how the polygamous bull males gather up wives and do battle with another (with wives as a wager) before unmelodically announcing the end of their bachelorhood.


Collections: James Algar

Genres: Documentary

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Language:  English
Release Date:  13 February 1952

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 27 min

The Alaskan Eskimo

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The Alaskan Eskimo (1953)

27 min - Documentary, Family - 18 February 1953
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Oscar Winning short documentary

Director:  James Algar
Writers:  Ted Sears, Winston Hibler
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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Oscar Winning short documentary


Genres: Documentary, Family

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Country:   United States of America
Release Date:  18 February 1953

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 27 min

Seal Island

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Seal Island (1948)

27 min - Documentary - 21 December 1948
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Seal Island is a 1948 American documentary film directed by James Algar. It won an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).

Director:  James Algar
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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Seal Island is a 1948 American documentary film directed by James Algar. It won an Academy Award in 1949 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).


Tagline: True-Life Adventures

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Release Date:  21 December 1948

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 27 min

Samoa

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Samoa (1956)

32 min - Family, Documentary - 25 December 1956
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Oscar nominated short film from 1956

Director:  Ben Sharpsteen
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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Oscar nominated short film from 1956


Genres: Family, Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Release Date:  25 December 1956

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 32 min

Nature’s Half Acre

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Nature's Half Acre (1951)

33 min - Documentary - 28 July 1951
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The strange and wonderful world that lies beneath our feet, under leaf, log and rock, peopled by millions of weird and fascinating creatures. Released theatrically alongside Alice In Wonderland.

Director:  James Algar
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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The strange and wonderful world that lies beneath our feet, under leaf, log and rock, peopled by millions of weird and fascinating creatures. Released theatrically alongside Alice In Wonderland.


Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  28 July 1951

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 33 min

Mysteries of the Deep

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Mysteries of the Deep (1959)

24 min - Documentary, Family - 16 December 1959
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Mysteries of the Deep is a 1959 Disney nature documentary short film. Though not an official True-Life Adventures film, it did accompany the release of The Vanishing Prairie and was included on the Walt Disney Legacy Collection's True Life Adventures releases as a bonus feature. It is narrated by Winston Hibler. The film is a panorama of animals inhabiting the sea near the coast: dolphins, sharks, whales, crabs, rays and fish of all kinds.

Director:  Ben Sharpsteen
Writers:  Roy Edward Disney
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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Mysteries of the Deep is a 1959 Disney nature documentary short film. Though not an official True-Life Adventures film, it did accompany the release of The Vanishing Prairie and was included on the Walt Disney Legacy Collection's True Life Adventures releases as a bonus feature. It is narrated by Winston Hibler. The film is a panorama of animals inhabiting the sea near the coast: dolphins, sharks, whales, crabs, rays and fish of all kinds.


Genres: Documentary, Family

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Language:  English
Release Date:  16 December 1959

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 24 min

Men Against the Arctic

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Men Against the Arctic (1955)

30 min - Documentary - 21 December 1955
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This Academy Award winning short subject documentary follows the United States Coast Guard icebreaker ships Eastwind and Westwind for four months as they work to clear navigational paths for ships traversing the arctic sea.

Director:  Winston Hibler
Writers:  Winston Hibler
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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This Academy Award winning short subject documentary follows the United States Coast Guard icebreaker ships Eastwind and Westwind for four months as they work to clear navigational paths for ships traversing the arctic sea.


Genres: Documentary

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Release Date:  21 December 1955

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Runtime:  0 h 30 min

Islands of the Sea

Islands of the Sea (1960)

G 28 min - Documentary - 16 March 1960
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This short covers some of the wildlife (predominently birds) on four islands-the Galapagos, Guadelupe, Falklands and an island in the Midway chain. While touching very briefly on the turtles of Galapagos and a bit more in-depth on two varieties of iguana and a species of crab, the documentary focuses primarily on birds, including several species of penguin on at least two of the islands, cormorants, frigate birds and the albatross.

Director:  James Algar
Writers:  Dwight Hauser
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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This short covers some of the wildlife (predominently birds) on four islands-the Galapagos, Guadelupe, Falklands and an island in the Midway chain. While touching very briefly on the turtles of Galapagos and a bit more in-depth on two varieties of iguana and a species of crab, the documentary focuses primarily on birds, including several species of penguin on at least two of the islands, cormorants, frigate birds and the albatross.


Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  16 March 1960

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 28 min

Beaver Valley

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Beaver Valley (1950)

32 min - Documentary - 19 July 1950
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Produced by Walt Disney as part of the "True-Life Adventures" series of nature documentaries (1948–60). The film depicts a young male beaver who must defend his new family against hungry predators, mischievous river otters, and the ever-impending threat of winter.

Director:  James Algar
Stars:  Winston Hibler

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Produced by Walt Disney as part of the "True-Life Adventures" series of nature documentaries (1948–60). The film depicts a young male beaver who must defend his new family against hungry predators, mischievous river otters, and the ever-impending threat of winter.


Genres: Documentary

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  19 July 1950

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Production Companies:  Walt Disney Productions

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Runtime:  0 h 32 min