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Perri (1957)

Approved | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 28 August 1957 (USA)
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.

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Paul Kenworthy (as N. Paul Kenworthy Jr.), Ralph Wright
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Winston Hibler Winston Hibler ... Narrator
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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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So delightfully DIFFERENT - So refreshingly NEW - You'll find it truly Enchanting ENTERTAINMENT See more »


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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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Twelfth installment of the True-Life Adventures series of nature documentaries produced by Walt Disney. See more »


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Perri
By Hazel George (as Gil George)
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Excellent Disney Nature Fantasy
17 June 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

A Walt Disney TRUE-LIFE FANTASY.

This is the story of PERRI, a female forest squirrel. We follow her life through the seasons of one year, learning the incredible struggles her kind must make to survive. We watch her deal with fierce predators & a devastating wildfire, before eventually finding a mate.

This is a splendid family film, based on the book by Felix Salten, the author of `Bambi'. (In fact, Bambi makes a live-action appearance). Using great nature photography - and a little bit of Disney special effects magic - it is a heart warmer that is sure to stay in the viewers' memory.

Highlight: Perri's wintertime dream. The story, told entirely in verse, is narrated by Winston Hibler.


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