MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 12,805 this week

Nature's Half Acre (1951)

Passed  -  Documentary | Short | Family  -  28 July 1951 (USA)
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 82 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

The variety of wildlife in a meadow - particularly insects and flowers - is observed over the course of a year, through the use of microphotography and time-lapse photography.

Director:

Writers:

(script), (script), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 250 titles
created 22 Apr 2011
 
a list of 1180 titles
created 12 Aug 2011
 
a list of 1994 titles
created 11 Nov 2012
 
a list of 828 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 65 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Nature's Half Acre (1951)

Nature's Half Acre (1951) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Nature's Half Acre.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Documentary | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A feature-length drama showing the changing World of Nature, the sky, the sea, the sun, planets,insects and volcanic action. A story of Nature's strange and intricate designs for survival and her many methods of perpetrating life.

Director: James Algar
Stars: Winston Hibler
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees
Family | Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Donald Duck has a nightmare that he lives in Germany slaving under the Nazi regime.

Director: Jack Kinney
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Clarence Nash
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A crash course on the history of Western musical instruments.

Directors: Ward Kimball, Charles A. Nichols
Stars: The Mellomen, Loulie Jean Norman, Charlie Parlato
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Little Ferdinand would much rather smell the flowers than butt heads with the other cows. When the men come to choose the bull for the fight, Ferdinand accidentally sits on a bumblebee. The... See full summary »

Director: Dick Rickard
Stars: Don Wilson, Milt Kahl
Lend a Paw (1941)
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Winter. Pluto is sniffing around outside when he hears a noise. It's coming from a bag floating on an ice floe in a creek. Pluto rescues it, then loses interest when it turns out to be a ... See full summary »

Director: Clyde Geronimi
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Fantasia (1940)
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A collection of animated interpretations of great works of Western classical music.

Directors: Norman Ferguson, James Algar, and 9 more credits »
Stars: Leopold Stokowski, Deems Taylor, Corey Burton
Animation | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Snow White, pursued by a jealous queen, hides with the Dwarfs; the queen feeds her a poison apple, but the handsome prince awakens her with a kiss.

Directors: William Cottrell, David Hand, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Adriana Caselotti, Harry Stockwell, Lucille La Verne
Family | Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Winston Hibler
Stars: Winston Hibler
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winston Hibler ...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

This Walt Disney 'True Life Adventured" premiered on August 1, 1952 at News York City's 'Criterion Theatre' with Disney's "Alice in Winderland." In a typical USA meadowland, songs of birds and the natural sounds of the outdoors blend into "A Symphony of Spring" (written for this 33-minute featurette) - a musical sequence featuring the birds and butterflies. The time-lapse photography then goes through the seasons of summer, fall and winter following the life cycle of the inhabitants and plants of the meadowland. Written by Les Adams <longhorm1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

More Amazing than "SEAL ISLAND" and "BEAVER VALLEY" (original posters) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 July 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A True-Life Adventure: Nature's Half Acre  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by White Wilderness (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony of Spring
Written by Paul J. Smith(as Paul Smith)
Performed by Ronnie Ronalde (uncredited)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Classic Walt Disney Nature Documentary
6 May 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURE Short Subject.

NATURE'S HALF ACRE could be anywhere - a backyard, a corner of an abandoned orchard, or a patch of wildflowers. Wherever, it teams with a myriad of life. Focusing on the domestic lives of birds & honeybees (plus looks at spiders, mud dauber wasps & chameleons), this superior & compelling little documentary climaxes with superb time-lapse photography of blossoming flowers.

`This is one of a series of TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES presenting strange facts about the world we live in. These films are photographed in their natural settings and are completely authentic, unstaged and unrehearsed.' Winston Hibler is the narrator.


3 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Nature's Half Acre (1951) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?