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Grand Canyon (1958)

Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."

Director:

James Algar
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Scenes from the Grand Canyon set to Ferde Grofé's "Grand Canyon Suite."

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Genres:

Short | Documentary

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gran Canyon See more »

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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)| 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The order of some of the music has been changed. In the original suite, "Sunrise" comes before "The Painted Desert". In the film, the two selections are switched so that "The Painted Desert' comes first. In the suite, "Cloudburst" is the last movement, while in the film, "Sunset" is the final selection, and the ending of "Cloudburst" is attached to the end of "Sunset". See more »

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Spoofed in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Grand Canyon Suite
Music by Ferde Grofé Sr.
Played by uncredited orchestra
Conducted by Frederick Stark
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A visual and aural tone poem depicting the Grand Canyon
8 August 2017 | by garyrcamp@aol.comSee all my reviews

One critic at the time said this short had "Fire, splendor and tenderness." I would agree.

I think the reasons it was originally teamed with Sleeping Beauty were: 1) Both used great music, although SB's Tchaikovsky was lightened a bit. 2) Both were in multi-channel stereo, and the theaters exhibiting SB during the first several months had to be equipped for 70mm to qualify, therefore were also equipped for multi-channel stereo. SB was in Super Technirama 70 and 6 channel stereo, and Grand Canyon was in 35 mm CinemaScope and 4 channel stereo.


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