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The Living Desert (1953)

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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In 1971, Buena Vista reissued this film theatrically on a double bill with The Vanishing Prairie (1954). See more »

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Referenced in Mit Leib und Seele: Der lächelnde König (1989) See more »

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A true life adventure that will inform and entertain you!
29 October 1998 | by (Brea, California, USA) – See all my reviews

This was Disney's first effort to put a true life adventure on the screen. Supposedly it took nine years to make, however, some of the scenes were filmed under controlled conditions. Still, it is certainly worth seeing. For its time, the photography was outstanding. Winston Hibler does his usual fine job narrating.


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