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Perri (1957)

True-Life nature photography is used to tell the tale of a female tree squirrel named Perri who encounters many different forest creatures, both friendly and dangerous, as she grows up through the four seasons and finds a mate named Porro.

Directors:

Paul Kenworthy (as N. Paul Kenworthy Jr.), Ralph Wright
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winston Hibler Winston Hibler ... Narrator
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Storyline

This True Life Fantasy follows and shows how the life of a female squirrel, Perri, in the forest is filled with danger and fraught with peril. When not fleeing her natural enemy, the Marten, Perri finds time to fall in love with her prince-charming male squirrel. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Fabulous First...In Motion Picture Story-Telling!!! See more »


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A True-Life Fantasy: Perri See more »

Filming Locations:

Saskatchewan, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Peri Gilpin was named after this film. See more »


Soundtracks

Together Time
By Hazel George (as Gil George)
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For young kids only
27 December 2016 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

When the True-Life nature documentary films coming out of the Disney studio started to get criticism for being too manipulated by the people behind the camera, studio head Walt Disney decided to make one with a decidedly fiction story attached to it. That movie was of course "Perri". It was a promising idea, but it doesn't quite work, at least for adult audiences. The main problem with the movie is that the particular animal that the movie follows - a squirrel - is a species that doesn't exactly exude intelligence or charisma. Its actions, at least those seen in the movie, don't really give it personality. As a result, it's hard to care about this squirrel, who dominates the bulk of the movie. There is some interest here and there, mainly by showcasing other animal wildlife in action, though its easy to see which scenes were shot in a studio instead of the outdoors. But adults who have seen their share of documentaries will probably find the movie for the most part to be not very engaging, though their kids might find it of sufficient interest.


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