Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color: Season 1, Episode 20

Man in Space (9 Mar. 1955)
"Disneyland" Man in Space (original title)

TV Episode  |  Unrated  |   |  Adventure, Biography, Drama
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With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated.

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With a combination of documentary footage and animation, the science and history of rockets, and the effects of space travel on man are illustrated. Written by Kathy Li

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One of the few short subjects to be nominated for an Oscar after it premiered on television. When the Richard Williams version of "A Christmas Carol" won an Oscar after its TV premiere, the Academy rules were changed so that this would never happen again. See more »

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An excellent combination of live-action footage and animation that holds up very well

This documentary was nominated for an Oscar and it's easy to see why. Even 45 years later, it is quite an impressive piece of work. Why it isn't in-print is a mystery that only Disney can explain. Good use of live footage and animation in tandem. This used to run as part of "Vault Disney" every few months or so, but I haven't seen it listed in quite a while. *sigh* Most recommended.


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