A marvelous animated documentary that told everything there was to know (and more!) about Blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems. In 1957 it inspired me to learn all I could about the human body.

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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A marvelous animated documentary that told everything there was to know (and more!) about Blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems. In 1957 it inspired me to learn all I could about the human body.

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20 March 1957 (USA)  »

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La maravilla de la sangre  »

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Several well-known voice artists were employed for the animated sequences, including Marvin Miller as the title character, Hemo. Also appearing were Mel Blanc and June Foray, as a squirrel and a deer respectively. See more »

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Squirrel: [Seeing a poster that is actually a picture of the human blood circulatory system] Hey, who's the guy full of red spaghetti?
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Featured in Gremlins (1984) See more »

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo
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Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Vivid Memories - Why?
27 April 2001 | by (South Salem NY) – See all my reviews

I also saw this movie in elementary school and can, to this day, recall facts about the heart and blood with the animated depiction. Why? Perhaps Capra was just that good at direction, but I think that the real reason was that this was before color TV was ubiquitous. Unlike today, when kids are constantly bombarded with video and sound, we had very little "multimedia" exposure. When we experienced it, it had a lasting impact. I defy my 11-year-old to remember what he saw just last night.


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