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"Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" Man and the Moon (1955)"Disneyland" Man and the Moon (original title)

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Original Air Date:
28 December 1955 (Season 2, Episode 14)
The moon is the subject here. Man's fascination with the moon (via animation) is presented, as is the... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Frank Gerstle ... Rocket Ship Crew
Richard Emory ... Rocket Ship Crew
Frank Connor ... Rocket Ship Crew
Leo Needham ... Rocket Ship Crew
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Edgar Barrier ... Narrator - First Animated Sequence (voice) (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Walt Disney ... Himself - Host (uncredited)

Ward Kimball ... Himself (uncredited)

Dick Tufeld ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Wernher von Braun ... Himself (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Ward Kimball 
Writing credits
William Bosche (written by) (as William Bosché) &
John W. Dunn (written by) (as John Dunn) &
Ward Kimball (written by)

Produced by
Ward Kimball .... producer
Original Music by
George Bruns 
Cinematography by
Charles P. Boyle (photography) (as Charles Boyle)
Edward Colman (photography)
Film Editing by
Sam Horta 
Lloyd L. Richardson  (as Lloyd Richardson)
Art Direction by
Marvin Aubrey Davis 
Set Decoration by
Bertram C. Granger  (as Bertram Granger)
Production Management
Harry Tytle .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert H. Justman .... assistant director
Art Department
Al Dempster .... space paintings
Bill Layne .... space paintings (as William Layne)
Sound Department
Robert O. Cook .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ub Iwerks .... special processes
Eustace Lycett .... special processes
Wathel Rogers .... models
Animation Department
Frank Armitage .... layout designer
Jack Boyd .... animator
Chuck Downs .... animator (as Charles Downs)
Joe Hale .... animator
Kendall O'Connor .... layout designer (as A. Kendall O'Connor)
Con Pederson .... animator (as Conrad Pederson)
Art Stevens .... animator (as Arthur Stevens)
Julius Svendsen .... animator
Other crew
Wernher von Braun .... technical advisor (as Dr. Wernher Von Braun)
Maxwell Smith .... acknowledgment: special instruments
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Disneyland: Man and the Moon (#2.14)" - USA (original title)
53 min
Black And White | Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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ABC originally broadcast this episode in black and white.See more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Excellent Documentary, 10 August 2003
Author: curlew-2 from North Charleston, South Carolina

One of a handful of documentaries made by the Disney studio in the 1950's which showcased the space-travel concepts of Werner von Braun and his fellow rocket enthusiasts. As with the other documentaries in this series the program was split into two parts. The first half dealt with what was known about the Moon at the time, and discussed the problems humans would face in traveling there. The second half presented a fictional representation of the issues and theories discussed in the first half. Unlike "Man In Space" or "Mars And Beyond", however, the story presented in "Man And The Moon" was filmed "live" as opposed to animated. The audience follows the crew of a reconnaissance mission around the Moon as they experience various adventures. The science is somewhat dated by today's standards, and the special effects certainly aren't up to CGI quality, but the result is ultimately entertaining and no doubt caused quite a bit of science to remain lodged in the minds of young students when this film ran in classrooms as well as on television.

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