Disney Shorts: 1970ies
 
COMPLETE
(without Theme Park-Promotional films)
(February 29, 2008)

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The New Girl

March 1970

A film about the acceptance of differences.

min. Educational film. What Should I Do #3

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The Bear Family

April 1970

Depicts the lifestyle of the bear, emphasizing the Kodiak black bear and the Arctic polar bear.

Made from stock footage primarily from Bear Country and White Wilderness.

min. Educational film.

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The Beasts of Burden Family

June 1970

Details the use and usefulness of the working animals of the world that serve man, including huskies, elephants, burros, yaks, reindeer, and llamas.

min. Educational film.

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The Lunch Money

July 1970

A film about the necessity of honesty and integrity in dealing with others.

min. Educational film. What Should I Do #4

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Dad, Can I Borrow the Car?

September 30, 1970

A young man humorously traces his involvement with “wheels” from his own birth, through childhood and teenage activities, including that important question, “Dad, can I borrow the car?” Then, an even more important topic comes up – love. But this only leads to a dune buggy wedding – and the wheels roll on.

22 min. Directed by Ward Kimball.

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The Project

December 1970

A film to help develop attitudes about the need for involvement and cooperation.

min. Educational film. What Should I Do #5

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Project Florida

1971

Marketing film for Walt Disney World showing the creation of the new theme park, with footage of WED designers at work, actual construction, scale models, the Preview Center, and Walt Disney discussing his hopes for the project from an earlier 1966 film.

min. Directed by James Algar.

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Bongo

January 20, 1971

A young circus bear learns about love.

Re-released segment of Fun and Fancy Free.

32 min. Directed by Jack Kinney.

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Festival of Folk Heroes

April 1971

Compilation featuring Pecos Bill, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, The Saga of Windwagon Smith, and Casey at the Bat.

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Room for Heroes

August 1971

The film describes the exploits of American heroes such as Johnny Appleseed, Davy Crockett, Pecos Bill and Casey Jones.

min. Educational film.

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Teeth Are for Chewing

September 1971

Designed to make children aware of the unique functions human teeth perform and the importance of good dental safety habits.

min. Educational film.

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The Hall of Presidents Film

October 01, 1971

The pre-show film discusses how the Constitution was drafted and how it has increased significance at various periods of American history from the eighteenth century to the present.

Pre-show film at the Liberty Square attraction in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World.

The film was shortened in 1993, when Bill Clinton was added and after George W. Bush became president.

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Trees

November 1971

A lyrical setting of the famous poem "Trees" by Alfred Joyce Kilmer follows trees through the seasons.

Re-released segment of Melody Time (1948).

min. Directed by Hamilton Luske.

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Get the Message

December 1971

The film explains the importance of communication to mankind and tracing the development of communication techniques.

min. Educational film.

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The Cold-blooded Penguin

December 1971

Pablo Penguin cannot stand the cold weather at the South Pole, so he sets off for warmer climes.

Re-released segment of The Three Caballeros (1945).

min.

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The Magic Whistle

1972

A film about a small boy whose wonderful imagination gives magic to an old broken whistle.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film.

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Mrs. Peabody’s Beach

1972

A teenager uses his interest in surfing to create a profitable business, learning valuable lessons in basic economics.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film.

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Democracy – Equality or Privilege

1972

Covers the disagreements between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in the 1970s on how our new government should be conducted.

Produced by Turnley Walker.

min. Educational film. History Alive! #1

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The Right of Dissent

1972

Should a private citizen have the right to criticize the president, as shown in the story of John Adams vs. Matthew Lyon, 1798.

Produced by Turnley Walker.

min. Educational film. History Alive! #2

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States’ Rights

1972

The film documents Andrew Jackson’s fight with John C. Calhoun over a tariff law in 1832.

Produced by Turnley Walker.

min. Educational film. History Alive! #3

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The Right of Petition

1972

John Quincy Adams and Thomas Marshall clash over a gag rule preventing antislavery petitions from being introduced in the House.

Produced by Turnley Walker.

min. Educational film. History Alive! #4

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Impeachment of a President

1972

Thaddeus Stevens leads the attempt to impeach President Andrew Johnson in 1868.

Produced by Turnley Walker.

min. Educational film. History Alive! #5

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Leonardo da Vinci – First Man of the Renaissance

1972

The history of the 15th-century genius and his contributions.

Produced by Anthony Corso.

min. Educational film.

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The Track of the Giant Snow Bear

March 1972

A polar bear cub is befriended by Timko, a teenage Eskimo boy, while he is on a year’s self-imposed exile from his community, learning the art of the hunt.

Educational version of the two-part television film Snow Bear (1970).

min. Educational film.

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The Great Search

July 1972

A film about humankind’s search for power and energy, stressing his responsibility to develop new power potentials that will not upset the ecological balance.

min. Educational film.

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The Magic of Walt Disney World

December 20, 1972

A look at the pleasures of the Disney resort, in the year after its opening.

Documentary released with Snowball Express.

An expanded version aired on television, March 31, 1974.

29 min. Directed by Tom Leetch.

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VD Attack Plan

January 1973

The film explores the dangers of venereal disease, where to go for help, how to cure it, and how to prevent it.

min. Directed by Les Clark

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Milestones in Animation

March 1973

Compilation of five cartoons, Steamboat Willie, The Skeleton Dance, Flowers and Trees, Three Little Pigs, and The Old Mill.

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The Walt Disney Story

April 08, 1973

A movie, narrated by Walt himself, tells his life story, using interviews and other recordings for the narration and featuring rare stills and film clips.

Opened as a Main Street attraction in the Opera House at Disneyland and closed February 12, 1975.

Also an attraction on Main Street in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World, from April 15, 1973 until October 05, 1992.

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The Alaskan Gold Rush

June 1973

Historical photos in a family album tell the story of the hardy pioneers in the Alaskan gold rush.

Segment from the television episode A Salute to Alaska.

min. Educational film.

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Alaska’s Bush Pilot Heritage

June 1973

The story of the special breed of pilot who has challenged the perilous Alaskan landscape.

Segment from the television episode A Salute to Alaska.

min. Educational film.

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How Alaska Joined the World

June 1973

It traces Alaska’s history, in animation, from its discovery to its purchase by the United States.

Segment from the television episode A Salute to Alaska.

min. Educational film.

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Henry O. Tanner – Pioneer Black American Artist

September 1973

This is the story of the first African American artist to earn worldwide acclaim.

Produced by Anthony Corso.

min. Educational film.

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John Muir – Father of Our National Parks

September 1973

Dramatization of Muir’s struggle to preserve our scenic wonders.

Produced by Anthony Corso.

min. Educational film.

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I’m No Fool With Electricity

October 1973

Jiminy Cricket explains the basic rules of electrical safety, with information about the discovery of electricity and the uses to which man has put it.

An updated version was released in September 1988.

min. Educational film. I’m No Fool #6

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Nature’s Wild Heart

November 1973

Two children spend a summer in the Canadian wilderness and learn some of the wonders of the natural world.

The film is from the television program Wild Heart.

min. Educational film.

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Magic Carpet ‘Round the World

March 16, 1974

Tour around the world in Circle-Vision.

Prepared for the Monsanto-sponsored attraction at Walt Disney World and closed March 14, 1975.

A revised version including new footage of Europe and the United States, was shown at Tokyo Disneyland from April 15, 1983 to May 16, 1986.

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Milestones for Mickey

May 1974

Compilation of five cartoons, Plane Crazy, Mickey’s Service Station, The Band Concert, Thru the Mirror, Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and the “Mickey Mouse Club March”.

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Sequoyah

September 1974

A film about the Cherokee silversmith who single-handedly created a written language.

Produced by Anthony Cusso.

min. Educational film.

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Feliz Navidad

October 1974

Christmas in Mexico, with Las Posadas, featuring Donald Duck, Josť Carioca, and Panchito.

Segment of The Three Caballeros (1945).

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Animals at Home in the Desert

November 1974

Shows how desert animals have adapted to the region.

Segment from The Living Desert.

min. Educational film.

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Predators of the Desert

November 1974

Shows nature’s impartiality, as predator and prey combat each other in a struggle for survival.

Segment from The Living Desert.

min. Educational film.

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What Is a Desert?

November 1974

Explains the geographic features that cause a desert and shows how weather affects it.

Segment from The Living Desert.

min. Educational film.

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Jungle Cat of the Amazon

December 1974

Shows the jaguar hunting and teaching its cubs the laws of survival.

Segment from Jungle Cat.

min. Educational film.

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Animals of the South American Jungle

December 1974

Tells of such Amazon jungle animals as the monkeys, marmosets, sloths, jaguars, and boa constrictor.

Segment from Jungle Cat.

min. Educational film.

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Man, Monster and Mysteries

December 06, 1974

A film about Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, revealing the existence of ancient legends and writings previously known only to the Scottish Highlanders. In addition to reproduced photos, there are interviews with citizens, scientists, and even a hypothetical one with Nessie.

First released in South Africa.

26 min. Directed by Les Clark. Live action.

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Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too

December 20, 1974

Inhabitants of the Hundred Acre Wood have a problem. Ebullient Tigger, has been getting on everyone’s nerves, introducing himself about the wood and then turning to mischief. Rabbit calls a protest meeting and it is decided to lose Tigger in the woods. But they in fact become lost, and it is up to Tigger to rescue them. When Tigger then bounces himself and little Roo onto a high tree limb, he must promise to never bounce again to be rescued. When he is, Rabbit holds him to his promise, and Tigger is heartbroken. Pressure from the others causes Rabbit to relent, admitting that he, too, liked the old bouncy Tigger better.

Nominated as Best Animated Short Film.

This third installment in the Winnie the Pooh animated series, based on A.A. Milne’s classic children’s tales.

26 min. Directed by John Lounsbery.

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History of Animation

1975

The history of animation begins in 1906, when J. Stuart Blackton produced a short subject named Humorous Phases of Funny Faces, using chalk drawings that were erased and redrawn for each frame of film. More animation pioneers are profiled throughout the film, like Winsor McCay with his film Gertie the Dinosaur.

Segment of the Anthology episode The Story of the Animated Drawing (1955).

min. Educational film.

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Mission to Mars

March 21, 1975

A simulated trip to the Mars.

Projection at the Rocket attraction in Tomorrowland until November 02, 1992. Also a Tomorrowland attraction in Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World from June 07, 1975 until October 04, 1993.

For a few months even some film clips from the Disney Anthology episode Mars and Beyond were added, showing fantastic creatures that one might encounter on the red planet.

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If the Fergi Fits, Wear It

September 1975

The film teaches free enterprise principles showing young people’s attempt to run a T-shirt business.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film. Fergi #1

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The Reluctant Dragon

October 1975

The story about a poetry-writing dragon who must prove his mettle if he wants to co-exist with a neighboring village. He and Sir Giles stage a mock battle in order to show everyone that the dragon really is fierce.

The animated segment from The Reluctant Dragon (1941).

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A Day in Nature’s Community

October 1975

A study of survival and ecological relationships among mountain animals in the Sierra Nevada.

Segment taken from the Anthology episode One Day on Beetle Rock (1967).

min. Educational film.

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Alcoholism: Who Gets Hurt?

October 1975

Shows a youngster’s dilemma in dealing with the problem of an alcoholic parent.

Educational film using sequences from Follow Me, Boys!.

min. Questions!/Answers? #1

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Stepparents: Where Is the Love?

October 1975

The film depicts the adjustments and understanding needed to built a positive stepfamily relationship.

Educational film using sequences from Smoke.

min. Questions!/Answers? #2

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Responsibility: What Are Its Limits?

October 1975

The film helps present the personal quality of responsibility.

Educational film using sequences from Those Calloways.

min. Questions!/Answers? #3

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Love and Duty: Which Comes First?

October 1975

Helps students understand the relationship of duty to feelings of love and loyalty.

Educational film using sequences from Old Yeller.

min. Questions!/Answers? #4

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Optimist/Pessimist: Which Are You?

October 1975

The film shows that negativism is wrong and that one should form healthy attitudes.

Educational film using sequences from Pollyanna.

min. Questions!/Answers? #5

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Fantasy on Skis

December 20, 1975

A nine-year-old girl in Aspen dreams of winning a ski race and works hard to earn the money for new skis. She is almost killed in an avalanche, but is saved by her St. Bernard, Bruno, and she recovers in time for the race.

A shortened version of the TV Anthology Version (February 04, 1962) released theatrically with Snowball Express.

28 min. Directed by Fred Iselin. Live action.

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The Madcap Adventures of Mr. Toad

December 25, 1975

Kenneth Grahame’s story about Mr. Toad, Squire of Toad Hall, whose love for transportation vehicles was insatiable. His friends Rat, Mole, and MacBadger try to help him when his mania leads to the loss of the deed to Toad Hall and a charge of car theft. Toad is thrown in jail, but on escaping, he learns Winkie, the tavern keeper, and the weasels have taken over Toad Hall, and with his friends, Toad redeems his grand name by recovering the deed to the estate and promises to reform, until he eyes a 1908 biplane.

Theatrical reissue of the Wind in the Willows segment form The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad.

Re-released as Educational featurette The Adventures of J. Thaddeus Toad in September 1980.

32 min. Directed by Jack Kinney, James Algar.

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Death: How Can You Live with It?

1976

A boy learns to accept the death of his grandfather.

Educational film using sequences from Napoleon and Samantha.

min. Questions!/Answers? #6

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Prejudice: Hatred or Ignorance

1976

A young man tries to overcome prejudice – is it hatred, misunderstanding, or ignorance?

Educational film using sequences from Light in the Forest.

min. Questions!/Answers? #7

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Your Career: Your Decision?

1976

A girl wants to be a ballerina despite opposition from her mother.

Educational film using sequences from Ballerina.

min. Questions!/Answers? #8

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Being Right: Can You Still Lose?

1976

The Dilemma of having a pony decide between two former owners.

Educational film using sequences from Ride a Wild Pony.

min. Questions!/Answers? #9

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Ambition: What Price Fulfillment?

1976

A boy’s greatest ambition is to climb the mountain that took his father’s life. Should he give up that dream to save the life of a man he hates?

Educational film using sequences from Third Man on the Mountain.

min. Questions!/Answers? #10

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Filming Nature’s Mysteries

July 1976

The film shows how filmmakers capture the miracles of nature, with microphotography, time-lapse, stop-motion, and underwater photography.

Uses segments primarily taken from the Anthology episode Searching for Nature’s Mysteries (1956).

min. Educational film.

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Creative Film Adventures #1

July 1976

A film to inspire students to express their own feelings or interpretations through writing.

Uses segments of One Day on Beetle Rock, The Three Caballeros, and Mars and Beyond.

min. Educational film.

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Creative Film Adventures #2

July 1976

A film to get children to use their imagination.

Uses Wynken, Blynken and Nod, a sequence from Perri, along with the Lair de Lune sequence meant for Fantasia.

min. Educational film.

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The Reunion

September 1976

A film on career awareness that shows sixth graders and their career choices ten years later.

Produced by Glenn Johnson Prods.

16 min. Educational film.

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EPCOT 77

1977 (maybe?)

Promotional film describing World Showcase and Future World, which are being built at EPCOT Center.

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A Tale of Two Critters

June 22, 1977

The story about a bear cub and a young raccoon accidentally thrown together who become friends.

On a bill with The Rescuers.

48 min. Live action.

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Fergi Goes Inc.

September 1977

A film about the growth of a small business and its eventual incorporation.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film. Fergi #2

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Fergi Diversifies

September 1977

Film about a corporation’s growth, stock sales, mergers, and acquisitions.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film. Fergi #3

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Wages and Production

September 1977

A visit to a furniture company helps students understand the concept of labor as a salable service.

Educational film produced by Terry Kahn.

min. The People on Market Street #1

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Scarcity and Planning

September 1977

Economic concepts of scarcity and planning are explored using the visit of a man and his wife to a clinic as an example.

min. The People on Market Street #2

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Market Clearing Price

September 1977

A butcher shop serves as an example for students to learn economic concepts of inventory and the prevention of shortages and surpluses by pricing.

min. The People on Market Street #3

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Demand

September 1977

Demand is demonstrated by use of pricing in a gas station.

min. The People on Market Street #4

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Cost

September 1977

The giving of a party is used to illustrate the economic concept of cost.

min. The People on Market Street #5

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Supply

September 1977

The factors that influence supply are surveyed, as well as production costs and rate of production, using an ant farm as an example.

min. The People on Market Street #6

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Property Rights and Pollution

September 1977

The economic concepts of property rights and pollution are discussed, focusing on the theft of a bicycle.

min. The People on Market Street #7

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Tricks of Our Trade

1978

The film takes a look at the science of animation, where there are many complex principles at work for every movement seen on the screen.

An abridged version of the Anthology episode Tricks of Our Trade (1957).

min. Educational film.

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Alice in Wonderland: A Lesson in Appreciating Differences

September 1978

The film stresses appreciating others for their differences is an important quality in mature young people.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #01

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Bambi: A Lesson in Perseverance

September 1978

Trying something new, like riding a bicycle, is not always successful the first time.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #02

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Snow White: A Lesson in Cooperation

September 1978

Cooperating, even in chores, can be a rewarding experience.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #03

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Pinocchio: A Lesson in Honesty

September 1978

A boy who plays hooky from school learns that lies only increase a problem.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #04

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Lady and the Tramp: A Lesson in Sharing Attention

September 1978

The film stresses the importance of sharing attention when a new baby joins a family.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #05

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Fergi Meets the Challenge

September 1978

The film shows how to cope with successes and failures in an expanding company.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film. Fergi #4

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The Events

September 1978

Famous events from history are shown through newsreel footage.

min. Educational film. Eyewitness to History #1

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The Life Styles

September 1978

A glimpse at life in our century, from newsreel accounts.

min. Educational film. Eyewitness to History #2

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The People

September 1978

Newsreel cameramen capture mini-portraits of famous people from history.

min. Educational film. Eyewitness to History #3

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The Small One

December 16, 1978

Ordered by his father to sell his old, small donkey, Small One, a Hebrew boy in ancient Israel takes the donkey to the Jerusalem market. Finding no buyers there for Small One, the boy is about to give up when he meets a kind man named Joseph. Joseph buys Small One and uses him to take his pregnant wife Mary to Bethlehem.

Based on a story by Charles Tazewell, published in 1947. Walt Disney bought the rights to the book in 1960.

25 min. Directed by Don Bluth.

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Footloose Fox

June 07, 1979

A young fox and an apartment-hunting badger become roommates and fast friends while sharing a den. One day, the fox, leading a wolf pack away from the badger, ends up far from home. After a winter storm, the fox finds a female counterpart and they return to the fox’s den. Knowing that three’s company, the badger goes apartment-hunting once more.

30 min. Directed by Jack Speirs. Live action.

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The Restless Sea

September 1979

The story of the sea, in live action and animation. It depicts the beginnings of the sea and primal life, the sea’s chemical composition, continental drift, and the effect of gravitational pull on tides and currents.

A revised version of the Bell Telephone Science Series TV-episode that aired on January 24, 1964.

min. Educational film.

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Understanding Alcohol Use and Abuse

September 1979

The dangers of alcohol and abuse are shown through animation.

Produced by Reynolds Film Export, John Ewing.

min. Educational film.

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The National Student Fire Safety Test

September 1979

The film covers the basics of fire prevention in humorous fashion.

min. Educational film. The National Student Test #1

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The National Student Recreational Safety Test

September 1979

Young people should be aware of their environment while they play.

min. Educational film. The National Student Test #2

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The National Student School Safety Test

September 1979

Some school safety precautions do not always occur to youngsters.

min. Educational film. The National Student Test #3

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The National Student Traffic Safety Test

September 1979

The film instructs young people on safety habits out on the street.

min. Educational film. The National Student Test #4

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The National Student First Aid Test

September 1979

The film provides reinforcement of basic first aid procedures.

min. Educational film. The National Student Test #5

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Carol Johnston

September 1979

The film depicts the story of a top-ranked gymnast with only one arm and her struggle toward a national championship.

Aired as a television special under the title Lefty.

min. Educational film. The Truly Exceptional #1

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Dan Haley

September 1979

A blind 16-year-old overcomes seemingly insurmountable obstacles, giving other students a clearer sense of individual human potential.

min. Educational film. The Truly Exceptional #2

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Tom and Virl Osmond

September 1979

Two young men, deaf since birth, have not let their deafness hinder their success in helping to manage the Osmond family entertainment business.

min. Educational film. The Truly Exceptional #3

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Incident at Hawk’s Hill

September 1979

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Segments of The Boy Who Talked to Badgers.

min. Educational film.

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Cosmic Capers

December 1979

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Re-edited portions of the Anthology episode Mars and Beyond, and first released in England.

18 min.

 

 
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