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The Animal World (1956)

A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past and present.

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A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past and present.

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October 1957 (Austria)  »

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It is interesting to note that, in the 26-year partnership between producer Charles H. Schneer and special effects artist Ray Harryhausen (which had just begun the previous year at Columbia Pictures with It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)), "The Animal World" is one of just two films (the other being One Million Years B.C. (1966)) of Harryhausen's work during that time frame which Schneer did not produce. See more »

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Referenced in Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (2011) See more »

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The movie may be lost, but the animation survives!
1 August 2005 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

To be frank, I've never seen the movie "The Animal World" but as a kid, I inherited the View-Master reels, and later the "Prehistoric Animals" packet, from my older brother... Boy! Did I wish I could see the movie one day! Being a monster movie buff, I bought the movie "The Black Scorpion" on DVD lately and to my surprise, I found out that the entire "Dinosaur Sequence" animated by Willis O'Brien and Ray Harryhausen from "Animal World" was included as an extra feature on it! Wow! I finally saw it! And it was worth the wait... in part. I'm giving it a rating of 8/10 because the sequence is composed of superb stop-motion animation by two great masters, but also of cheesy looking dinosaur puppets... Anyway, it's great fun to look at!


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