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The Making of '20000 Leagues Under the Sea' (2003)

A documentary about the making of Disney's 1954 classic, "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."


Mark Young

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Complete credited cast:
John Rhys-Davies ... Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudy Behlmer ... Himself - Film Historian
Bob Broughton Bob Broughton ... Himself - Special Photographic Effects
Bob Burns ... Himself - Collector
Vincent Di Fate Vincent Di Fate ... Himself - Science Fiction Illustrator
Roy Edward Disney ... Himself - Vice Chairman of the Board, Walt Disney Company (as Roy E. Disney)
Roy O. Disney ... Himself (archive footage)
Walt Disney ... Himself (archive footage)
Kirk Douglas ... Himself
Peter Ellenshaw Peter Ellenshaw ... Himself - Matte Artist
Earl Felton Earl Felton ... Himself (archive footage)
Richard Fleischer ... Himself - Director
Harper Goff Harper Goff ... Himself - Designer / Illustrator (archive footage)
Ralph Hammeras Ralph Hammeras ... Himself (archive footage)
Alfred Hanson Alfred Hanson ... Himself - Stunt Diver (archive footage)


This made-for-DVD documentary details the work that went into the production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Disney's 1954 version of the classic science fiction novel by Jules Verne. Adventure fans are treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of this tale of undersea travels and the dangers of the deep, with particular attention at the work of stars Kirk Douglas and James Mason in making the movie such a success. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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20 May 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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27 October 2005 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

This 88 minute documentary on the Making of 20,000 Leaques under the Sea can be found on the second disc of the 2-dvd set of the aforementioned movie. It features rare interviews with much of the still living cast and is pretty darn informative. It goes into how the project came to be, as well as various remembrance of the filming and historian viewpoints. Liking the movie that it was based on, I thoroughly enjoyed watching this documentary and I would have to problem at all recommending this to anyone, and would do so without any hesitation on my part. Anyone who loves 20,000 leagues owes it to themselves to watch and savor this as well.

My Grade: A

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