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The Grain That Built a Hemisphere (1943)

This animated documentary outlines the history and importance of corn in North America.

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Bill Justice (uncredited), Bill Roberts (uncredited)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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This animated documentary outlines the history and importance of corn in North America.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corn and Corn Products See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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Referenced in DuckTales: The Golden Armory of Cornelius Coot! (2019) See more »

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I never knew corn was so...important
15 August 2004 | by CuriosityKilledShawnSee all my reviews

This animated short was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short Subject. Quite right as I found it very informative. It details the history of corn. Yes, a strange subject indeed, but apparently without the Native American 'invention' of corn on the cob, we'd have precious little of the products and medicines we'd have today.

Produced in co-operation with the Canadian film board I believe this was made to educate the masses on corn (for some reason). Why the Canadian government felt the need to do this back in 1942 is anyone's guess but it's still a neat little documentary. You'll find it in the Disney Treasures: On the Front Lines DVD set.


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