The Living Desert (1953)


Genres
Documentary, Kids & Family
Runtime
1h 9min
Age rating
G

Cast

Synopsis

The Living Desert was the first feature-length film in Disney’s True-Life Adventures series of documentaries focusing on zoological studies; the previous films in the series, including the Academy Award-winning Seal Island, were short subjects. The documentary was filmed at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona. Most of the wildlife shown in the film was donated to what would soon become the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. The film was inspired by 10 minutes of footage shot by N. Paul Kenworthy Jr., a doctoral student at the University of California at Los Angeles. Kenworthy’s footage of a battle between a tarantula and a wasp intrigued Disney, who funded a feature-length production following the lives of diverse desert species. Disney was highly supportive of Kenworthy’s work and its impact on nonfiction filmmaking, stating, “This is where we can tell a real, sustained story for the first time in these nature pictures.”

The Living Desert streaming: where to watch online?

Currently you are able to watch "The Living Desert" streaming on Disney Plus. It is also possible to buy "The Living Desert" on Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Google Play Movies, YouTube, DIRECTV as download or rent it on Vudu, Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, FandangoNOW, Google Play Movies, YouTube, DIRECTV online.

People who liked The Living Desert also liked

Earth
Chimpanzee
African Cats
Bears
March of the Penguins
Bambi
Monkey Kingdom
The African Lion
Perri
Animals Are Beautiful People
The Fox and the Hound
The Gods Must Be Crazy