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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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Lost No More!
13 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I've got good news at least for the three (so far) commenters here, and perhaps for others as well: THE ANIMAL WORLD has survived intact, and is available from the Warner Archive.

I bought it, not surprisingly, for the dinosaur sequence; I too got those ViewMaster reels in 1956 and have wondered ever since what the movie was like. The movie as a whole is a pretty-good nature documentary, akin to (though not quite as good as) the Walt Disney True-Life Adventures of the 1940s and '50s. The O'Brien-Harryhausen animation scenes are justifiably the main draw here, and they alone are worth the price of the DVD.


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