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The Living Desert (1953)

Documentary of the live of flora and fauna in a desert in the US.

Director:

James Algar

Writers:

James Algar (screenplay), Winston Hibler (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winston Hibler Winston Hibler ... Narrator
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Storyline

A day in the life of creatures living in a desert in the southwestern US is shown. Toads, reptiles, wild pigs, insects, mice and birds are followed going about their daily routine and the struggle to find food and not become it themselves. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A True-Life Adventure: The Living Desert See more »

Filming Locations:

Mount Whitney, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1971, Buena Vista reissued this film theatrically on a double bill with The Vanishing Prairie (1954). See more »

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A true life adventure that will inform and entertain you!
29 October 1998 | by gitrichSee all my reviews

This was Disney's first effort to put a true life adventure on the screen. Supposedly it took nine years to make, however, some of the scenes were filmed under controlled conditions. Still, it is certainly worth seeing. For its time, the photography was outstanding. Winston Hibler does his usual fine job narrating.


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