Friday, November 16, 2012

It's Film Strip Friday! The African Lion

It’s Film Strip Friday!
The African Lion
Release Date September 14th, 1955


Out of the heart of Africa comes nature's greatest drama. Three years of waiting, watching, stalking, in the shadow of the brooding Kilimanjaro, and on the wide expanses of the Serengeti Plains ... to capture on film the drama, the entertainment, the excitement of the animal kingdom. An intimate close-up of Africa never before seen!


The African Lion is a 1955 feature-length documentary that was released by Walt Disney Productions as part of its True-Life Adventures series. The film, which was shot over a three year period focuses on the life of the lions within the complexity of the Africa ecosystem. At the 6th Berlin International Film Festival it won the Silver Bear (Documentaries) award.
It was released on DVD in 2006 as part of the Walt Disney Legacy Collection. It can be found on the third volume of the True-Life Adventures series where it has been fully restored.

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