Ken Tucker
December 01, 2006 AT 05:00 AM EST

True-Life Adventures

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
genre
Documentary

We gave it an A-

The midcentury nature documentaries of Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures were gorgeously filmed explorations of animal and plant life from snowy mountains to baking deserts; eight — including ”The Living Desert” and ”The Vanishing Prairie” — even won Oscars. Lively, playful, pitched to kids but nourishing for everyone, with Hibler’s soothing narration and discreet, occasional use of animation to enhance the scenery. Hypnotic.

EXTRAS
How-they-filmed-’em docs, intros by producer Roy E. Disney.

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