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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.

Director:

Frank Capra

Writer:

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

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Cast

Cast overview:
Richard Carlson ... Mr. Fiction Writer
Frank Baxter Frank Baxter ... Dr. Research (as Dr. Frank Baxter)
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An animated documentary about blood and the circulatory system. It was one of a series on bodily systems.

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Genres:

Animation | Family

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La maravilla de la sangre See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Squirrel: [Seeing a poster that is actually a picture of the human blood circulatory system] Hey, who's the guy full of red spaghetti?
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Connections

Featured in Frank Capra's American Dream (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No. 3 (Eroica)
(uncredited)
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Vivid Memories - Why?
27 April 2001 | by XPDaySee all my reviews

I also saw this movie in elementary school and can, to this day, recall facts about the heart and blood with the animated depiction. Why? Perhaps Capra was just that good at direction, but I think that the real reason was that this was before color TV was ubiquitous. Unlike today, when kids are constantly bombarded with video and sound, we had very little "multimedia" exposure. When we experienced it, it had a lasting impact. I defy my 11-year-old to remember what he saw just last night.


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