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Hemo the Magnificent (1957)

An animated documentary about blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems.




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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »




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... Mr. Fiction Writer
Frank Baxter ... Dr. Research (as Dr. Frank Baxter)


An animated documentary about blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems.

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Animation | Family





Release Date:

20 March 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La maravilla de la sangre  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several well-known voice artists were employed for the animated sequences, including Marvin Miller as the title character, Hemo. Also appearing were Mel Blanc and June Foray, as a squirrel and a deer respectively. See more »


Mr. Fiction Writer: Hemo is the Greek word for blood.
Lab assistant: Blood! Well, don't get any on you
Lab assistant: .
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Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »


Symphony No. 9: 4th Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Bell Science Series about the pulmonary and circulatory systems.
5 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Actually, I would rate this an 8 for teachers of intermediate level students. I remembered watching it in elementary school and never thought I would be able to obtain a copy. Well I did. I watched it and decided to show it to my class of 5th graders, not sure of the reception since some of the animation was dated. The students thoroughly enjoyed it and asked to see another one like it. It made understanding the circulatory system so simple and gave much more information than the text book. There were one or two things I needed to update, but other than that it was great. I actually wish we had more films like this rather than those that barrage the students with so much at one time. It gave the children time to think about what they were learning. It would be great if someone would update these.

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