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The Living Desert (1953)

Passed  |   |  Family, Documentary  |  10 November 1953 (USA)
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Documentary of the live of flora and fauna in a desert in the US.

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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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When originally released to theaters in 1953, this 69-minute feature film was double billed with Walt Disney's 21-minute cartoon short Ben and Me (1953), as a 90-minute package deal. This and "Ben and Me" were the first to be released by Buena Vista. RKO continued to distribute Disney's cartoons until 1956. RKO shut down in 1957. See more »

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Nature at its best...in this film
8 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It was in 1953, if I remembered correctly, that I saw this Walt Disney's classic nature film, titled: The Living Desert, in Malaysia then. Time flies and much water has flowed on River Klang. I have just acquired Walt Disney Legacy Collection #2 in which the Living Desert movie is contained therein. I will look forward to watching this best of the best nature film made some 54 years ago in my teen years. I am particularly interested in the spectacular wildlife of the North American desert regions. So this evening I will watching this classic movie which would bring me along the more than half a century memory lane. Thanks. Signing off from Vancouver, Western Canada. If you like this movie as I do, go for it the soonest. Cheers.


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