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The African Lion (1955)

Experience the thrill of the hunt and the heartwarming fun of a mother lion caring for her playful cubs as wildlife experts Elma Milotte and Alfred Milotte spend three years on the plains of Africa studying the king of beasts.

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James Algar
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Complete credited cast:
Winston Hibler Winston Hibler ... Narrator
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Experience the thrill of the hunt and the heartwarming fun of a mother lion caring for her playful cubs as wildlife experts Elma Milotte and Alfred Milotte spend three years on the plains of Africa studying the king of beasts.

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After the scene where the rhino was stuck in the mud was shot, the filming team rescued the animal, but it charged at them after being freed. See more »

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Narrator: From ancient times, the great landmass of Africa has been called the dark continent. The name came from the early map makers. They knew so little of this unexplored region, they left it a blank on their charts. For centuries it remained a land of mystery, for Africa - like an ancient fortress - was surrounded by natural barriers that kept civilization out. Across the north, a vast desert: the impassible Sahara. On the west, a dense jungle; a wall of tangled underbrush along the ...
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More Than Lions
25 March 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

There are more than lions in this Disney True Life survey of the African veldt, where an Impala is the largest antelope, not the largest Chevrolet -- although I doubt we'll soon see a subcompact called dik-dik. It tells the story of the African year, running from birthing in the time of green grass, through daily life to the time of no water and a plague of locusts, until the rains come again. while surveying the variety of creatures on land, in the air and under the water.

Disney sent a camera crew under Alfred and Elma Milotte; it took them three years to take enough pictures for Disney's editors and story men to assemble into this movie. It's a fine piece of work, and look out for the rhinoceros trapped in the mud!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A True-Life Adventure: The African Lion See more »

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Kenya See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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