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The Animal World (1956)

A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past and present.

Director:

Irwin Allen

Writer:

Irwin Allen
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Theodore von Eltz ... Narrator
John Storm John Storm ... Narrator
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A documentary showcasing the world's many different animal species, both past and present.

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The Raging Story of Animal Life on Earth Before Dawn of Man! See more »


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In interviews following his retirement Ray Harryhausen indicated the film "ran into a censorship problem" apparently from the Hays Office. The criticism centered on the sequence of a Ceratosaurus killing a Stegosaurus then fighting a second Ceratosaurus. The criticism centered on the violence of the fight sequence. Harryhausen noted the film's live action animal sequences were similarly bloody, hence the viciousness of the dinosaur battle. See more »

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Lost No More!
13 September 2010 | by luannjimSee all my reviews

I've got good news at least for the three (so far) commenters here, and perhaps for others as well: THE ANIMAL WORLD has survived intact, and is available from the Warner Archive.

I bought it, not surprisingly, for the dinosaur sequence; I too got those ViewMaster reels in 1956 and have wondered ever since what the movie was like. The movie as a whole is a pretty-good nature documentary, akin to (though not quite as good as) the Walt Disney True-Life Adventures of the 1940s and '50s. The O'Brien-Harryhausen animation scenes are justifiably the main draw here, and they alone are worth the price of the DVD.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1957 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Tierwelt ruft See more »

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Windsor Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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