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Secrets of Life (1956)

A feature-length documentary showing the changing world of nature, the sky, the sea, the sun, planets, insects and volcanic action. A story of nature's strange and intricate designs for survival and her many methods of perpetuating life.

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James Algar

Writer:

James Algar
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winston Hibler Winston Hibler ... Narrator
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A feature-length documentary showing the changing world of nature, the sky, the sea, the sun, planets, insects and volcanic action. A story of nature's strange and intricate designs for survival and her many methods of perpetuating life.

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Taglines:

NEVER BEFORE... has a Motion Picture so Entertainingly Revealed Nature's Most Intimate Secrets... A Wondrous World of Sheer Drama... Stark Conflict... Delightful Humor... and Startling Beauty! See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A True-Life Adventure: Secrets of Life See more »

Filming Locations:

Altadena, California, USA

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Production Co:

Walt Disney 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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Trivia

Ant sequences were filmed by Robert H. Crandall, known as the Ant Man of Altadena, using a photo-microscopy set-up in his Altadena, California home and garden. See more »

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On-screen prologue: This is an authentic story of nature's secret world... of her strange and intricate designs for survival... and her many methods of perpetuating life. These intimate and unusual scenes were made possible through the development of new photographic techniques... and through the skill and patience of many scientist-photographers.
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Follows The Living Desert (1953) See more »

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First Rate Disney Nature Documentary
9 June 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURE Feature. Ants, bizarre ocean dwellers & the remarkable history of the honeybee are among the SECRETS OF LIFE revealed in this splendid documentary. Time-lapse photography is highlighted in a fascinating ‘bloom bolero' sequence. The film ends with eye-popping views of volcanoes. `This is an authentic story of nature's secret world...of her strange and intricate designs for survival...and her many methods of perpetuating life. The intimate and unusual scenes were made possible through the development of new photographic techniques...and through the skill and patience of many scientist-photographers.' Winston Hibler is the narrator.


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