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Man and the Moon 

The moon is the subject here. Man's fascination with the moon (via animation) is presented, as is the moon's usage in popular culture (from Shakespeare to nursery rhymes to popular songs). ... See full summary »

Director:

Ward Kimball

Writers:

William Bosche (as William Bosché), John W. Dunn (as John Dunn) | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Frank Gerstle ... Rocket Ship Crew
Richard Emory ... Rocket Ship Crew
Frank Connor Frank Connor ... Rocket Ship Crew
Leo Needham Leo Needham ... Rocket Ship Crew
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The moon is the subject here. Man's fascination with the moon (via animation) is presented, as is the moon's usage in popular culture (from Shakespeare to nursery rhymes to popular songs). Also, superstitions and suppositions associated with the moon is presented. Then scientific research on the moon is shown, followed by plans for (and then a simulation of) an actual trip around the moon. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1955 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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When this episode was rerun on TV in 1959, it featured a different title: "Tomorrow the Moon." See more »

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Excellent Documentary
10 August 2003 | by curlew-2See all my reviews

One of a handful of documentaries made by the Disney studio in the 1950's which showcased the space-travel concepts of Werner von Braun and his fellow rocket enthusiasts. As with the other documentaries in this series the program was split into two parts. The first half dealt with what was known about the Moon at the time, and discussed the problems humans would face in traveling there. The second half presented a fictional representation of the issues and theories discussed in the first half. Unlike "Man In Space" or "Mars And Beyond", however, the story presented in "Man And The Moon" was filmed "live" as opposed to animated. The audience follows the crew of a reconnaissance mission around the Moon as they experience various adventures. The science is somewhat dated by today's standards, and the special effects certainly aren't up to CGI quality, but the result is ultimately entertaining and no doubt caused quite a bit of science to remain lodged in the minds of young students when this film ran in classrooms as well as on television.


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