MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 10,145 this week

The Vanishing Prairie (1954)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 204 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 3 critic

Story of the American Prairie as it was when vast herds of bison and elk grazed.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7641 titles
created 13 Aug 2011
 
a list of 349 titles
created 01 Dec 2012
 
a list of 8501 titles
created 25 Mar 2013
 
a list of 24 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Vanishing Prairie (1954)

The Vanishing Prairie (1954) 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 The Vanishing Prairie.

User Polls

Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Young Robin Hood, in love with Maid Marian, enters an archery contest with his father at the King's palace. On the way home his father is murdered by hench men of Prince John. Robin takes ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Richard Todd, Joan Rice, Peter Finch
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
Noah's Ark (1959)
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Noah gets the word: build an ark in seven days. His sons cut the necessary trees in three days, and much furious sawing and hammering follows. But there's no rest, as they need to round up ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Justice
Stars: Jerome Courtland, Paul Frees, James MacDonald
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young white man who spent his whole life raised by Native Americans is sent to live with his birth family and must learn to fit in with people he was taught to hate.

Director: Herschel Daugherty
Stars: Fess Parker, Wendell Corey, Joanne Dru
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After the 1715 defeat of the clans, one of the highland leaders, Rob Roy MacGregor escapes, has lots of adventures, gets married, and eventually becomes enough of a nuisance to George I to ... See full summary »

Director: Harold French
Stars: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Tells the story of Mary Tudor and her troubled path to true love. Henry VIII, for political reasons, determines to wed her to the King of France. She tries to flee to America with her love ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Richard Todd, Glynis Johns, James Robertson Justice
Certificate: Passed Family | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Documentary of the live of flora and fauna in a desert in the US.

Director: James Algar
Stars: Winston Hibler
Jungle Cat (1959)
Family | Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

This documentary chronicles the life of a female spotted jaguar in the South American jungle.

Director: James Algar
Stars: Winston Hibler
Western | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The adventures of a group of pioneers as their wagon train crosses the West.

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: Fess Parker, Kathleen Crowley, Jeff York
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Donald catches his nephews swimming on a school day. He thinks he's made an easy catch, but the boys are much more resourceful than that. When he tries to smoke them out of their clubhouse,... See full summary »

Director: Jack King
Stars: Clarence Nash
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Stars: Walt Disney, Kevin Corcoran, Paul Frees
Adventure | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A boy attempts to realize his father's dream of climbing an alpine peak known as the Citadel.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Michael Rennie, James MacArthur, Janet Munro
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winston Hibler ...
Narrator
Edit

Storyline

Story of the American Prairie as it was when vast herds of bison and elk grazed.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nature | true life adventure

Taglines:

Walt Disney's Stirring NEW True-Life Adventure Feature


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1955 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

A True-Life Adventure: The Vanishing Prairie  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1971, Buena Vista reissued this film theatrically on a double bill with The Living Desert (1953). See more »

Connections

Follows Beaver Valley (1950) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dated but entertaining nature documentary in the Disney style.
20 November 2001 | by (Nashville, Tennessee) – See all my reviews

It is best to treat this dated but pleasant documentary as entertainment. Paul Smith's music is incredibly evocative, especially at the birth of a bison and during the fury of a flash flood.

The tone of the narration is often downbeat, referring to qualities of this unique environment soon to be lost forever. To keep from being sucked down into this negativity, keep in mind that recent interest in preserving the prairie environment is being matched with federal assistance, and hopefully the "Vanishing Prairie" won't vanish after all.

The photography is by all accounts excellent. Disney enlisted the help of world-class nature photographers who endured hardships, disappointments, and seemingly-eternal stakeouts behind a camera lens to get just the right shot. When you see it on the screen it all looks too easy. Folks, it's not easy at all! And remember that these films were pioneering firsts that pre-dated Animal Planet, the Crocodile Hunter, and even Wild Kingdom. It started here, and it started with style.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Vanishing Prairie (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?