Disney Shorts: 1980ies
 
COMPLETE
(without Theme Park-Promotional films)
(February 29, 2008)

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The Great American Cowboy

1980

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Short version of the documentary film The Great American Cowboy (1973).

min. Educational film.

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America the Beautiful

1980

The film shows a tour of the United States.

A normal screen size version of the Circle-Vision 360 film America the Beautiful for educational use.

min. Educational film.

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Mickey Mouse Disco

June 25, 1980

Cartoon compilation featuring footage from a number of cartoons starring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy, re-edited, with a new sound track from the bestselling record album.

The project was the birthplace of The Disney Channel’s DTV music videos, which also marry classic Disney animation with contemporary songs and artists.

7 min.

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The Atom: A Closer Look

September 1980

Atomic energy is capable of doing either tremendous good or unbelievable evil, and it is up to humankind to develop safe controls over this largely unexpected science.

Updated educational version of Our Friend the Atom.

min. Educational film. 

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Foods and Fun: A Nutrition Adventure

September 1980

Starring the Orange Bird, the film tells the importance of good nutrition and proper exercise, through animation.

min. Educational film.

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Rick, You’re In: A Story About Mainstreaming

September 1980

Confined to a wheelchair, a handicapped student enters a regular high school, and in trying to be accepted has both triumphs and frustrations.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film. A Story About Mainstreaming #1

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Flexibility and Body Composition

September 1980

The film explains the relationship of body mass to body fat and stresses the importance of exercise.

min. Educational film. Fit to Be You #1

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Heart-Lungs

September 1980

The film shows the function of the heart and lungs, and how they perform more effectively if one follows planned, continuous exercise programs.

min. Educational film. Fit to Be You #2

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Muscles

September 1980

The film shows students the importance of developing the strength and endurance of their muscles.

min. Educational film. Fit to Be You #3

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A Better Way to Go: An Introduction to Non-Manipulative Selling

February 1981

A salesman should be a skilled problem solver, not a persuader. By building trust, he can get repeat customers and increased sales.

min. Educational film. The Nick Price Story of Non-Manipulative Selling #1

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The Danbury Secret of Flexible Behavior

February 1981

The film shows how to use flexible behavior in dealing with a customer.

min. Educational film. The Nick Price Story of Non-Manipulative Selling #2

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The Voice: Questions that Help You Sell

February 1981

Communication with customers is important and keeps them coming back.

min. Educational film. The Nick Price Story of Non-Manipulative Selling #3

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A Dream Called Walt Disney World

June 1981

A souvenir video of a visit to Walt Disney World. From Liberty Square to Fantasyland, the film covers every part of the Magic Kingdom, as well as the entire resort playground with all the luxurious resort hotels and rustic campgrounds that make up the Vacation Kingdom.

25 min.

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A Dream Called EPCOT

June 01, 1981

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Promo film shown at the EPCOT Preview Center at Walt Disney World.

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Once Upon A Mouse

July 10, 1981

Kaleidoscopic magic carpet ride through the world of Disney animation, including segments from hundreds of films shown through the use of montages, collages, computerized optical effects, behind-the-scenes footage, and special tributes to Walt Disney and Mickey.

Produced by Kramer/Rocklin Studios in association with Walt Disney Productions.

28 min. 

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Cinderella: A Lesson in Compromise

September 1981

The film shows that trying to get more than you need or deserve only leads to trouble.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #06

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Dumbo: A Lesson in Being Prepared

September 1981

One should not be over-eager and try things before one is prepared.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #07

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One Hundred and One Dalmatians: A Lesson in Self-Assertion

September 1981

The film teaches how to stand up to a bully through self-assertion.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #08

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The Jungle Book: A Lesson in Accepting Change

September 1981

How change, in friends and environment, can be faced.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #09

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The Fox and the Hound: A Lesson in Being Careful

September 1981

The important lesson that warnings should not be ignored is stressed in this film.

min. Educational film. A Lesson in #10

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Comets: Time Capsules of the Solar System

September 1981

The film discusses the role comets play in contemporary scientific research about the solar system’s beginnings.

min. Educational film.

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The Cookie Kid

September 1981

The girl holding the world’s record for selling Girl Scout Cookies shows how effective sales techniques and setting of personal goals lead to success.

Produced by the Glynn Group.

min. Educational film.

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Smoking: The Choice Is Yours

September 1981

The film deals with problems of self-image and peer pressure that influence students to begin smoking.

Produced by Reynolds Film Export, John Ewing.

min. Educational film.

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Reaching Out: A Story About Mainstreaming

September 1981

Multi-handicapped, Mary faces much curiosity and uneasiness as she enters a regular classroom, but her determination wins the support and friendship of her classmates.

Produced by Dave Bell.

min. Educational film. A Story About Mainstreaming #2

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Winnie the Pooh Discovers the Seasons

September 1981

In discussing seasons, the film covers animal behavior, hibernation, temperature, and weather patterns.

min. Educational film.

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Bird and the Robot

1982

Explains how robots are used on the automobile assembly line.

Humorous robot and film presentation in Transcenter in World of Motion, EPCOT until 1996.

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Amy-on-the-Lips

1982

Documents the efforts of Amy Medford to establish an educational program for the deaf at the Perkins School for Deaf and Blind children in West Virginia at the turn of the century.

A shortened educational version of the feature film Amy (1981).

31 min. Educational film

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A Day at Disneyland

June 1982

A film about a visit to Disneyland.

min. Promotional film. 

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What Is Physical Fitness

September 1982

The film demonstrates cardiorespiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition, the five elements of physical fitness.

min. Educational film. Fitness for Living #1.

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How to Get Fit

September 1982

The film provides a practical guide for students in developing their own fitness plan.

min. Educational film. Fitness for Living #2

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Measuring Up

September 1982

The film explains the reasons behind fitness measurements.

min. Educational film. Fitness for Living #3

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The Energy Savers

September 1982

Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, and Goofy teach good energy conservation habits.

min. Educational film.

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Get it Right: Following Directions with Goofy

September 1982

Goofy helps illustrate why directions – visual, spoken, and written – are so important.

min. Educational film.

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Buyer Be Wise

September 1982

Goofy makes common consumer errors, but Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck assist him in getting the best value for his money by setting priorities, comparing prices, and looking for sales.

min. Educational film.

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Close-up on the Planets

September 1982

Computer animation and footage from NASA space missions explain how our solar system evolved and the place Earth has within the system.

min. Educational film. 

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Computers: The Friendly Invasion

September 1982

Students are introduced to computers and their promise for the future.

Parts taken from Computers Are People, Too! (1982).

min. Educational film. 

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Speaking of Weather

September 1982

The film shows basic weather.

min. Educational film. 

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America Works…America Sings

September 1982

A glimpse of everyday people whose daily lives gave birth to the folk songs that have enriched our history.

min. Educational film.

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Magic Journeys

October 01, 1982

 

3-D impressionistic view of a child’s imagination.

Produced for Journey into Imagination, EPCOT.

Presented by Kodak.

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Symbiosis

October 01, 1982

Film about the delicate balance between technological progress and environmental integrity.

Opened as part of The Land at EPCOT and closed on January 01, 1995.

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Impressions de France

October 01, 1982

A film highlighting the scenery of France against a background of music by the French classical composers.

Film for the France pavilion at World Showcase at EPCOT.

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O Canada

October 01, 1982

Glimpses of the beauty of Canada caught by the Circle-Vision cameras.

Circle-Vision film for the Canada pavilion at World Showcase at EPCOT.

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Wonders of China

October 01, 1982

Circle-Vision 360 film tour of China.

Created for the China pavilion at World Showcase, EPCOT and it ended its run on March 26, 2003, to be replaced by Reflections of China.

It also alternated with American Journeys in the Circle-Vision theater in Tomorrowland at Disneyland from 1984 to 1996.

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TravelPort Film

October 01, 1982

Guests could touch a television screen to preview vacation trips to many areas of the world.

Attraction in Communicore East at EPCOT.

Sponsored by American Express, and closed on April 27, 1992.

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Energy Creation Story

October 01, 1982

Animated story of he creation of fossil fuels.

Film shown at Theater I of the Universe of Energy at EPCOT.

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Energy, You Make the World Go ‘Round

October 01, 1982

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Kinetic, multi-image pre-show film shown at the Universe of Energy at EPCOT.

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Vincent

October 01, 1982

The 7-year-old Vincent Malloy would rather be Vincent Price than a little boy, and his fantasies turn his life into scenes from a horror film – much to the dismay of his mother.

Narrated by Vincent Price, this black-and-white film uses three-dimensional models and animation. The short was popular enough to Disney for the Studio to back such later Tim Burton creations as Frankenweenie and The Nightmare Before Christmas, which use some of the same techniques.

A 3-D version was released with a reissue of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas in 2007.

min. Directed by Tim Burton, Rick Heinrichs.

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Fun with Mr. Future

October 27, 1982

Mr. Future, an Audio-Animatronics “talking head” gives us a glimpse of what life will be like tomorrow – and what we thought it would be like today.

A new animated sequence depicting a typical day in the life of a “future” family is used along with live-action footage taken from previously released films.

min. Directed by Darryl Van Citters.

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Why Be Physically Fit?

March 1983

Shows students how being fit can help them have more energy, look better, and cope with stress.

min. Educational film. Fun to Be Fit #1

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Getting Physically Fit

March 1983

Students learn how to achieve fitness through a carefully planned program.

min. Educational film. Fun to Be Fit #2

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Physical Fitness

March 1983

The film defines fitness and shows the need for developing it to improve the quality of studying, working, and playing.

min. Educational film. Fun to Be Fit #3

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Winnie the Pooh and a Day for Eeyore

March 11, 1983

Winnie the Pooh is teaching his friends how to play “Pooh Sticks” under a bridge when Eeyore floats by. It is his birthday and no one has remembered. That is soon remedied and the gang gathers with a party, presents and a cake.

This fourth installment of the Disney Pooh films was, like the others, based on the stories written by A.A. Milne, specifically “In Which Eeyore Has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents” and “Pooh Invents a New Game and Eeyore Joins In”.

24 min. Directed by Rick Reinert.

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The Eternal Sea

April 15, 1983

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Two-hundred-degree film attraction in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland, until September 16, 1984.

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Kingdom of Dreams and Magic – Tokyo Disneyland

July 23, 1983

After the opening of Tokyo Disneyland in 1983, and due to the success of previous short films relating the pleasures of earlier Disney parks, this promotional film was created to document the new facility.

24 min. Promotional film.

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A Visit to EPCOT Center

September 1983

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A Goofy Look at Valentine’s Day

September 1983

Goofy learns the significance of Valentine’s Day and how people have expressed their love through the years on the holiday.

min. Educational film.

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Jiminy Cricket, P.S. (Problem Solver)

September 1983

The film uses clips from Disney cartoons to introduce children to logic and critical thinking.

min. Educational film.

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The Time Traveler’s Guide to Energy

September 1983

A boy from the future accidentally erases computer data on 20th-century energy history, so he calls upon a student to help him re-create it.

min. Educational film.

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Future Work

September 1983

A film about new careers available in the high-tech workplace.

min. Educational film.

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Decision-Making: Critical Thought in Action

September 1983

A series of everyday situations are used to take students through the problem solving process.

min. Educational film.

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Disney’s Haunted Halloween

September 1983

A film with Goofy about the origins of Halloween traditions.

min. Educational film.

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Disney’s Wonderful World of Winter

September 1983

A film with Goofy and Stanley the Snowman teaching students about the holidays and customs of winter.

min. Educational film.

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What a Kid Needs to Know Today:  Basic Communication Skills

September 1983

Teaches how communication skills are as important as ever in the computer age.

min. Educational film. Skills for the New Technology #1

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What a Kid Needs to Know Today: Living with Change

September 1983

A custodian learns that change can mean advances and benefits for society and that he should not fear the future.

min. Educational film. Skills for the New Technology #2

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What a Kid Needs to Know Today: Living with Computers   

September 1983

Elmer the custodian is led on a magical cross-country tour that introduces him to the computer’s many applications.

min. Educational film. Skills for the New Technology #3

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Computers: The Truth of the Matter

October 1983

A positive introduction to computers.

min. Educational film. 

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The EPCOT Earth Station Film

October 01, 1983

An educational look at the wonders of EPCOT Center at Walt Disney World.

The film was created for showing on giant screens within Earth Station, the information center neighboring Spaceship Earth, at EPCOT.

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Omnisphere

October 01, 1983

The film includes a space shuttle blastoff, a flight over Manhattan, and a computerized journey across the Earth’s surface.

Projected in Omnimax 70mm on hemispherical screens at the Horizon Pavilion in Future World at EPCOT until January 09, 1999.

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Choose your Tomorrow

October 01, 1983

The film related three return trips to Earth: “Space”, “Undersea”, or “Desert”, among which guests could choose.

A film for use at the Horizon Pavilion in Future World at EPCOT.

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol

October 20, 1983

Dickens’ well-known Christmas story is retold with Uncle Scrooge taking the role of Ebenezer Scrooge, Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit, Goofy as Jacob Marley’s Ghost, Donald Duck as nephew Fred, and many other Disney favorites who were returning to the silver screen after quite an absence.

The song “Oh, What a Merry Christmas Day” was written by Frederick Searles and Irwin Kostal.

Nominated for an Academy Award as Best Short Film.

25 min. Directed by Burny Mattinson. Mickey Mouse #119

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The Adventures of Andre & Wally [LucasFilm & Pixar]

1984

There’s nothing like a restful nap in a pleasant wooded valley. But when André awakens and is greeted by a pesky yellow-and-black striped bee named Wally B, he ends up taking a quick hike. When André points in a different direction, the bee looks away and André gets his chance to run away. Wally chases André and eventually catches him, reappearing with a bent stinger. Soon though, Wally gets hit by André's tossed hat.

2 min. Directed by John Lasseter. CGI short #01 

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EPCOT Center: A Souvenir Program

January 1984

A film tour about EPCOT Center that visits Future World, where new ideas and concepts are explored and demonstrated, and that strolls through the richness and diversity that is World Showcase, where nations from around the world present their cultural heritage, arts and entertainment.

21 min. Promotional film.

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How to Exercise?

March 1984

Two weaklings, a knight and a dragon, are used as examples in showing the value of a shapeup plan.

min. Educational film. Fitness and Me #1

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What Is Fitness Exercise?

March 1984

A good sorceress teaches a scrawny knight the value of physical fitness.

min. Educational film. Fitness and Me #2

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Why Exercise?

March 1984

The adventures of two knights show students that exercise strengthened the heart, muscles, and other body systems, giving more energy for work and play.

min. Educational film. Fitness and Me #3

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All Because Man Wanted to Fly

July 04, 1984

Lighthearted look at early human efforts to fly, hosted by Orville, the albatross.

Filmed for the pre-show of PSA’s Circle-Vision attraction at Disneyland.

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American Journeys

July 04, 1984

Circle-Vision presentation capturing the many facets of America.

Opened at Disneyland, sponsored by PSA. In 1989, Delta took over the sponsorship and it ended its run on July 07, 1996.

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EPCOT Advanced Information System

August 1984

A film about the development of the WorldKey Information System from concept to completion.

min. Educational film.

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Lights! Camera! Fractions!

August 1984

A blend of live action, stop-motion, and clay animation is used to introduce young math students to the basics of fraction.

min. Educational film.

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Ethics in the Computer Age

August 1984

The film presents two mini-dramas about software piracy and computer hacking.

min. Educational film.

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Energy in Physics

August 1984

The fundamental law of physics, the Law of Conservation of Energy, is introduced to students.

min. Educational film.

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Harold and His Amazing Green Plants

August 1984

A basic botany lesson for the youngest audience about Harold and his unusual “pet” plant.

min. Educational film..

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Child Molestation: Breaking the Silence

August 1984

The film offers guidelines on how to identify symptoms of child sexual abuse and how to respond and report it. It also shows how to teach children to protect themselves.

min. Educational film..

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Now I Can Tell You My Secret

August 1984

Shows how children can protect themselves from sexual advances by saying “no”, getting away, and telling an adult.

min. Educational film.

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Chemicals

August 1984

The film illustrates the problems caused by chemicals used in pest control.

min. Educational film. The Challenge of Survival #1

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Land

August 1984

The film shows how conservation tillage can minimize soil erosion.

min. Educational film. The Challenge of Survival #2

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Water

August 1984

The film explains how improper irrigation can ruin soil, and drip irrigation is one method of reducing water runoff.

min. Educational film. The Challenge of Survival #3

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Careers

September 1984

Relates skills and interests to various job families and introduces job possibilities of the future.

min. Educational film. Destination #1

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Communications

September 1984

A history of the development of communication and a demonstration of how technology has broadened our ability to communicate.

min. Educational film. Destination #2

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Excellence

September 1984

Helps teachers motivate students to extend their talents and abilities to their highest potential, through examples of a variety of professionals who are tops in their fields.

min. Educational film. Destination #3

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Science

September 1984

An exploration of the world of science beyond the laboratory – how major discoveries came about as the result of scientific inquiry.

min. Educational film. Destination #4

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Frankenweenie

December 12, 1984

An homage to the great horror films of the 1930’s. After young Victor Frankenstein’s dog, Sparky, is killed by a car, his parents become concerned when their son accumulates a collection of electrical junk in their attic. Using techniques of his legendary namesake, Victor’s secret purpose is to bring his beloved pet back to life. The result of the experiment causes panic in the neighborhood.

Released again theatrically on March 06, 1992 with Blame It on the Bellboy.

30 min. Directed by Tim Burton. Live action.

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Too Smart for Strangers, with Winnie the Pooh

June 1985

A film that warns children about strangers.

min. Educational film.

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Follow Us…to Walt Disney World

July 11, 1985

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16 min. Documentary film.

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Flight

September 1985

An innovative discussion of the principles of aerodynamics.

min. Educational film.

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Decimals: What’s the Point?

September 1985

The look and sound of a music video are used to illustrate the basics of the decimal system.

min. Educational film.

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Economics By Choice

September 1985

The film illustrates basic economics concepts for children through situations that relate to their own lives.

min. Educational film.

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Advice on Lice

September 1985

Facts about the symptoms, transmission, treatment, and prevention of head lice.

min. Educational film.

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On Your Own

September 1985

The film outlines safety measures and self-care skills for children who are home alone, and methods for confronting their fears.

min. Educational film.

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Before It’s Too Late: A Film on Teenage Suicide

September 1985

The film shows ways to spot suicidal behavior and to help prevent teens from committing suicide.

min. Educational film.

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A Time to Tell: Teen Sexual Abuse

September 1985

Adolescents in a peer support group share their experiences of being sexually molested and learn how to protect themselves.

min. Educational film.

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Expectations: A Story About Stress

September 1985

Helps pre-adolescents recognize and deal with stress.

min. Educational film.

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Beach Chair [Pixar]

1986

A short clip about a chair at the beach.

A technically innovative 19-second 1986 CGI test-short.

19 sec. Directed by Eben Ostby.

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Flags and Waves [Pixar]

1986

A short clip that shows a flag waving in the wind.

A technically innovative 13-second 1986 CGI test-short.

13 sec. Directed by Bill Reeves, Alan Foumier.

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The Seas

January 15, 1986

The story of the ocean’s mysterious depths and its effect on our lives.

Shown at The Living Seas at EPCOT.

min. Directed by Paul Gerber.

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Suited for the Sea

January 15, 1986

The evolution of dive-suit technology, from the early diving bell to the Deep Rover.

Shown at The Living Seas at EPCOT.

min. Directed by Paul Gerber.

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The Animated Atlas of the World

January 15, 1986

Tells of the geological and meteorological aspects of the ocean.

Shown in Seabase Alpha in The Living Seas at EPCOT.

min. Directed by Mike West.

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Simple Machines: A Moving Experience

March 1986

Introduction to basic concepts of mechanical physics using simple machines and mimes performing the same movements.

15 min. Educational film.

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Storms

March 1986

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14 min. Educational film.

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Portraits of Canada

May 02, 1986

Circle-Vision film tour of Canada.

Prepared for Expo `86 in Vancouver in conjunction with Telecom Canada.

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Oilspot and Lipstick

July 28, 1986

Computer animation is utilized to bring to life objects in a junkyard. The junk monster threatens two small “junk” dogs, but the boy dog (Oilspot) manages to defeat the monster and rescue his girlfriend (Lipstick).

Special computer animated cartoon, released at the SIGGRAPH convention in Anaheim.

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Luxo Jr. [Pixar]

August 17, 1986

A baby lamp finds a ball to play with and it’s all fun and games until the ball bursts. Just when the elder Luxo thinks his kid will settle down for a bit, Luxo Jr. finds another ball – ten times larger.

Premiered at the SIGGRAPH Electronic Theater.

Released with Toy Story 2 on November 24, 1999.

First computer-animated short nominated for an Academy Award.

2 min. Directed by John Lasseter. CGI short #02

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AIDS

September 1986

Facts on the human immune system and the AIDS virus.

This film was revised a year later, with updated information.

18 min. Educational film.

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Earthquakes

September 1986

The hows and whys of natural earth movements, including earthquake safety tips.

15 min. Educational film.

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Smokeless Tobacco

September 1986

A true story about the danger of snuff.

16 min. Educational film.

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Chemistry Matters

September 1986

The film addresses the chemical properties of mixtures and solutions.

17 min. Educational film.

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Pooh’s Great School Bus Adventure

September 1986

Hundred Acre Wood characters illustrate rules for bus safety.

min. Educational film.

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Learning with Film and Video

September 1986

Demonstration of the important role of film and video in the learning experience.

15min. Educational film.

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Using Simple Machines

September 1986

The film explains basic concepts of mechanical physics.

14 min. Educational film.

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Careers in Math & Science: A Different View

September 1986

Demonstrates the importance of math and science classes to a student’s future.

19 min. Educational film.

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Aesop’s Hare and the Tortoise

September 1986

Walt Disney introduces an animated overview of Aesop’s life, by way of footage from one of his television lead-ins, followed by the popular fable.

Re-titled in 1987 as An Introduction to Aesop.

14 min. Educational film.

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Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling

September 1986

Walt Disney introduces an animated biography of Andersen, followed by the Silly Symphony.

Re-titled in 1987 as An Introduction to Hans Christian Andersen.

13 min. Educational film.

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Captain Eo

September 12, 1986

Captain Eo and his crew of mythical space creatures – Hooter, Fuzzball, the Geex, Major Domo, Minor Domo – discover a colorless planet where they are confronted by the Supreme Leader and her forces of darkness. Using the power of music, dance, and light, Eo and his crew are able to turn the black-an-white land into a magical world of color and happiness.

3-D musical science-fiction adventure film shown in Journey Into Imagination at EPCOT until July 06, 1994. Created in cooperation with George Lucas. Opened too in Tomorrowland at Disneyland on September 18, 1986 and ended on April 06, 1997. Shown in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland beginning March 20, 1987 and ended September 01, 1996 and also in Cinémagique Discoveryland in Disneyland Paris, opened on April 12, 1992, and ended on August 17, 1998.

17 min. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.

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Red’s Dream [Pixar]

1987

Life as the sole sale item in the clearance corner of Eben’s Bikes can get lonely. So Red, a unicycle, dreams up a clown owner and his own juggling act that steals the show. But all to soon, the applause turns into the sound of rainfall, as reality rushes back. Red must resign himself to sitting in the corner and await his fate.

4 min. Directed by John Lasseter. CGI short #03

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Star Tours

January 09, 1987

Guests travel in vehicles called StarSpeeders, each holding 40 passengers, to the Moon of Endor and beyond and battle the Empire as well as a third Death Star.

Film attraction in Tomorrowland at Disneyland, created in cooperation with George Lucas. Opened too at Disney-MGM Studios on December 15, 1989, in Tomorrowland at Tokyo Disneyland on July 12, 1989 and also in Discoveryland in Disneyland Paris on April 12, 1992.

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Crack: The Big Lie

February 1987

Based on actual studies, a lesson on saying “No”.

min. Educational film.

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Sport Goofy in Soccermania

May 27, 1987

Uncle Scrooge agrees to sponsor the Nephews’ soccer team in order to get back a valuable trophy, which he mistakenly donated. The Beagle Boys are also after the trophy, and it is up to Sport Goofy to save the day.

First featured in NBC special An All New Adventure of Disney’s Sport Goofy Featuring Sport Goofy in Soccermania.

20 min. Directed by Matt O’Callaghan.

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AIDS: What Do We Tell Our Children?

August 1987

The facts about AIDS presented to children.

20 min. Educational film.

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Goofy’s Hygiene Game

August 1987

The film presents lessons on cleanliness habits such as bathing, grooming, dental care, and others.

min. Educational film.

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Time for Table Manners

September, 1987

The film teaches standard etiquette and cleanliness at meal time.

6 min. Educational film.

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Courtesy Is Caring

September, 1987

The role of courtesy in friendship and daily life.

6 min. Educational film.

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The Children of Japan: Learning the New, Remembering the Old

September, 1987

A day in the life of Japan and its culture as seen through the letters of pen pals.

21 min. Educational film.

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The Police Station

September, 1987

Mickey meets and learns from a police man.

11 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Field Trips #1

Short ?00

The Fire Station

September, 1987

Mickey tours a fire station.

12 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Field Trips #2

Short ?00

The Hospital

September, 1987

Mickey learns about the various parts of a hospital and the work that goes on there.

10 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Field Trips #3

Short ?00

Benny and the ‘Roids: A Story About Steroid Abuse

March 1988

A high school football player learns the dangers of steroid abuse.

25 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

Blackberries in the Dark

March 1988

A grandmother and grandson learn to cope with a loved one’s death.

27 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

Somethin’s Cookin’

June 21, 1988

Roger Rabbit, left as a babysitter, has to try to save Baby Herman from destroying the kitchen and himself.

Maroon Cartoon starring Roger Rabbit and Baby Herman that opened the feature film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

4 min. Directed by Rob Minkoff.

Short ?00

Norway – the Film

July 05, 1988

A film on the people and culture of Norway.

Film at the conclusion of the Maelstrom attraction at Norway in World Showcase at EPCOT.

5 min.

Short ?00

Disney’s Animated Alphabet

August 1988

Letters of the alphabet come to life to teach the ABCs to young children.

13 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

Choices: A Story About Staying in School

August 1988

Two very different high school students explore goal setting versus dropping out of school.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection.

27 min.

Short ?00

School Hero: A Story About Staying in School

August 1988

A custodian impresses upon a student the importance of sticking with school.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection.

20 min.

Short ?00

Tin Toy [Pixar]

August 02, 1988

Babies are hardly monster-like, unless you’re a toy. After escaping a drooling baby, Tinny realizes that he wants to be played with after all. But in the amount of time it takes him to discover this, the baby’s attention moves on to other things only an infant could find interesting.

Academy Award: #??: Best Short Film, Animated, 1989.

Premiered at the Siggraph Conference.

Released with Toy Story on November 22, 1995.

5 min. Directed by John Lasseter. CGI short #04

Short ?00

Children of the Soviet Union

September 1988

Soviet history and culture as seen through the eyes of a Leningrad student.

22 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

The Jamie Fort Story: A Story About Self-Esteem

September 1988

A film about a fire victim who discovers the power of determination and a positive attitude.

30 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

Mickey Mouse: Safety Belt Expert

September 1988

A musical courtroom drama encouraging students to buckle up.

16 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

San Diego Zoo

September 1988

Behind the scenes at the world-renowned zoo.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Minnie’s Science Field Trip series.

16 min.

Short ?00

Johnson Space Center

September 1988

A guided tour through the astronaut training center explaining principles of space science.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Minnie’s Science Field Trip series.

18 min.

Short ?00

The Living Seas

September 1988

Students explore The Living Seas at EPCOT.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Minnie’s Science Field Trip series.

17 min.

Short ?00

Do Dragons Dream?

September 1988

Figment introduces children to their imaginations.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

15 min.

Short ?00

How Does It Feel to Be an Elephant?

September 1988

Learning skills of comparing and contrasting, observing and interpreting.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

min.

Short ?00

How Does It Feel to Fly?

September 1988

Describing the world through classifying and sequencing.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

min.

Short ?00

How Does Sound Sound?

September 1988

A film about language and the sound around us.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

min.

Short ?00

What Can You See by Looking?

September 1988

About critical thinking and observation skills through rhymes, anagrams, puzzles, and other brainteasers.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

min.

Short ?00

Would You Eat a Blue Potato?

September 1988

 

About color and its effect on everything we see.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

15 min.

Short ?00

D.A.R.E. to Say “No”

September 1988

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) presents reasons why kids should resist peer pressure and refuse drugs.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection.

16 min. D.A.R.E. #0

Short ?00

Disney’s Countdown

November 1988

A film about having fun counting numbers forward and backward.

12 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

Knick Knack [Pixar]

1989

Life on a shelf as a snowman trapped in a snow-globe blizzard can become wearing, especially when you’re surrounded by knickknacks from sunnier locales. When the jaded snowman finally breaks free of his glass house, his vacation plans are cut short.

Originally shown in 3-D at the 1988 SIGGRAPH Animation Show.

Released on May 30, 2003 with Finding Nemo as a completely rebuilt and re-rendered version.

A remastered 3-D film version was released theatrically with the 3-D edition of The Nightmare Before Christmas on October 20, 2006.

4 min. Directed by John Lasseter. CGI short #05

Short ?00

Computers: Where They Come From and How They Work

April 1989

History of computers from sticks and stones through microchips.

9 min. Educational film. 

Short ?00

The Children of Mexico

April 20, 1989

A Mexican girl describes her lifestyle to an American pen pal.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection.

26 min.

Short ?00

Back to Neverland

May 01, 1989

A “new” lost boy from Peter Pan gave guests a hilarious lesson in animation basics.

Shown at the beginning of the Animation Tour at Disney-MGM Studios and closed on September 30, 2003.

9 min.

Short ?00

The Lottery

May 01, 1989

A short film about a music teacher (Bette Midler) who finds and loses a winning lottery ticket, illustrating various special-effects techniques.

Shown for guests at the Backstage Studio Tour, Disney-MGM Studios and closed on June 29, 1996.

4 min.

Short ?00

Michael and Mickey

May 01, 1989

Michael Eisner and Mickey Mouse introduce a changing array of coming-attraction trailers.

Shown for guests at the end of the Backstage Studio Tour, Disney-MGM Studios and ended in 1992.

2 min.

Short ?00

Like Jake and Me

May 09, 1989

A film about how mutual support and understanding turns strangers into a family.

15 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

Tummy Trouble

June 23, 1989

Roger Rabbit is left to babysit with the mischievous Baby Herman. The infant swallows a toy rattle, which is just the beginning of Roger’s troubles. When he rushes the baby to the hospital, the duo gets involved in a multitude of misadventures.

The first short cartoon made by the Disney Studio in 24 years.

7 min. Directed by Rob Minkoff. Roger Rabbit Cartoon #01

Short ?00

The Writing Process: A Conversation with Mavis Jukes

July 03, 1989

The award-winning author shares her perspectives on creative writing.

20 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

The United Nations

July 27, 1989

It provides a guided tour through the United Nations complex.

16 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Field Trips #4

Short ?00

Writing Magic: With Figment and Alice in Wonderland

August 1989

Brainstorming, writing, and rewriting are the keys to solving Alice’s dilemma.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection.

16 min.

Short ?00

Reading Magic with Figment and Peter Pan

August 1989

Figment and Wendy show Peter Pan the value and fun of learning to read.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection.

16 min. 

Short ?00

Ships

August 07, 1989

Goofy escorts two children on a tour of a passenger ship.

15 min. Educational film. Goofy’s Field Trips #1

Short ?00

Trains

August 10, 1989

Goofy takes two kids on a field trip to learn about trains.

14 min. Educational film. Goofy’s Field Trips #2

Short ?00

Planes

August 18, 1989

Goofy shows two children what it’s like behind the scenes at an airport.

15 min. Educational film. Goofy’s Field Trips #3

Short ?00

The Constitution: A History of Our Future

September 1989

The history and significance of the U.S. Constitution.

21 min. Educational film.

Short ?00

Appreciating Differences

September 1989

The film teaches children to value people of different ages, races, sexes, and people with disabilities.

10 min. Educational film. Songs for Us #1

Short ?00

Making Friends

September 1989

Songs teach the value of friendship and other relationship skills.

8 min. Educational film. Songs for Us #2

Short ?00

Sharing and Cooperation

September 1989

The film shows through songs the importance of sharing and cooperation.

8 min. Educational film. Songs for Us #3

Short ?00

Halloween Surprises

September 1989

Mickey’s clubhouse members learn about Halloween safety rules.

13 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Safety Club #1

Short ?00

Playground Fun

September 1989

Safety experts Huey, Dewey, and Louie introducing safe ways to have fun.

20 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Safety Club #2

Short ?00

What to Do at Home

September 1989

The film gives home-safety information and tips to children home alone.

16 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Safety Club #3

Short ?00

Street Safe, Street Smart

September 1989

Mickey and friends are taking a close look at important street safety situations.

13 min. Educational film. Mickey’s Safety Club #4

Short ?00

Where Does Time Fly?

September 1989

Teaching past, present, and future vocabulary words in a time travel adventure.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

min.

Short ?00

What’s an Abra Without a Cadabra?

September 1989

A magical lesson about antonyms, homonyms, synonyms, and rhymes.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection: Language Arts Through Imagination series.

15 min.

Short ?00

The Case of the Missing Space

September 1989

Educational film where viewers solve a mystery message by deciphering scrambled words and symbols.

16 min. Educational film. 

Short ?00

Responsible Persons

September 1989

Pooh and friends demonstrate responsibility and promote interpersonal skills.

15 min. Educational film. Think It Through With Winnie the Pooh #1

Short ?00

One and Only You

September 1989

A film with Winnie the Pooh, about positive self-image and getting along with others.

14 min. Educational film. Think It Through With Winnie the Pooh #2

Short ?00

A Gift of Time: Pediatric AIDS

October 1989

The film discusses drug treatments and other aspects.

Educational film in the EPCOT Educational Media Collection.

18 min.

Short ?00

Cranium Command

October 19, 1989

Guests sit in a theater that doubles as the control room for the brain of a 12-year-old boy, Bobby. The fearless leader, General Knowledge, has put a rookie, Buzzy, in charge of Bobby’s brain. Looking through Bobby’s eyes, guests can see him go about his daily activities and witness the havoc created among the characters who run his brain as various things happen to him.

Film attraction in Wonders of Life in Future World at EPCOT.

min.

Short ?00

Body Wars

October 19, 1989

An exciting miniaturized trip through the human body by way of the bloodstream.

Film attraction in Wonders of Life in Future World at EPCOT.

min.

Short ?00

The Making of Me

October 30, 1989

Film that answers the question “Where did I come from”.

Film attraction in Wonders of Life in Future World at EPCOT.

15 min. Directed by Glen Gordon Caron.

Short ?00

Teenage Substance Abuse: An Open Forum with John Callahan

November 1989

A wheelchair-bound recovering alcoholic tells his story to teenagers.

23 min. Educational film.

 

 
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