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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 »




Cast overview:
... 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 »


Hemo: What better way to love thy neighbor, than to heal thy neighbor?"
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Referenced in Freaks and Geeks: Discos and Dragons (2000) See more »


Hebrides Overture
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
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Best Educational Film Ever!
8 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I love this film so much, I transferred mine to DVD (with beautiful results!) so i could watch it again and again without it degrading like VHS tapes do. Did you know Hemo debuted at 9 pm,on CBS TV March 20, 1957? It was the second Bell Science gem ("Our Mr Sun" first shone the previous November). It stars Dr Frank Baxter , Richard Carlson (cigarette smoking man in the picture) from "The Creature from the Black Lagoon", Sterling Holloway (the Disney legend THE original Winnie the Pooh and Kaa from Jungle Book) and of course HEMO.....Hemo is the best educational film EVER- This movie has inspired and continues inspire generations of health professionals- Imagine today's Doctors, Pharmacists, Nurses, Dentists, Paramedics as 6th graders sitting on the floor in their Toughskins watching Hemo for the first time. Nobody teaches the LUBDUBS like HEMO [its all in the valves]! HEMO also shows us why we breathe, why we faint when we stand for too long, why we stretch each morning, how boxers get knocked out, vagal and sympathic systems and MUCH MUCH MORE! When I watch Hemo as an adult health professional I am amazed at how well it stands up and how much solid info is packed into this 55 minute masterpiece! .

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