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Walt Disney Legacy Collection - True Life Adventures, Vol. 3 (1955)

Winston Hibler , Walt Disney , James Algar  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Winston Hibler, Walt Disney, Paul Frees, Clarence Nash, Slim Pickens
  • Directors: James Algar
  • Writers: Winston Hibler, James Algar, Jack Moffitt, Ted Sears
  • Producers: Walt Disney, Ben Sharpsteen
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Walt Disney Video
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
  • Run Time: 204 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000I2J6OG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,860 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Walt Disney Legacy Collection - True Life Adventures, Vol. 3" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Introduction by Roy Disney
  • African Lion
  • Jungle Cat
  • Bear Country
  • Olympic Elk
  • Cameras in Africa
  • The Yellowstone Story
  • Tribute to the Milottes
  • Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Elephants
  • Backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal Kingdom: Cheetah Medical Exam
  • Filmmakers' journals
  • Collectors' corner
  • Trailers & promo

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Experience the wonder of Walt Disney's groundbreaking nature series for the first time on DVD! These acclaimed stories, fully restored to their original beauty, offer previously unseen looks into the magical world of our animal friends. Enjoy CREATURES OF THE WILD, the third volume of Disney's award-winning TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES. Journey inside the worlds of some of nature's most magnificent creatures with "The African Lion," "Jungle Cat," "Bear Country" and much more. It's an unforgettable collection of animal stories that the entire family will love.

Long before Animal Planet existed, Walt Disney's True-Life Adventures awakened viewers to the wonders of the natural world. Disney began the series in 1946 with Seal Island, and the six features and seven featurettes won eight Academy Awards.

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One winner was Bear Country (1953), which is included in Creatures of the Wild, along with The African Lion (1955), Jungle Cat (1959) and The Olympic Elk (1952). Each film traces the course of one year in the life of its subject. Lionesses hunt to feed their cubs (and their glorious but idle mates) on Serengeti Plains. A pair of jaguars in the Amazon and a mother bear in Yellowstone Park raise their cubs, teaching them to find food and avoid predators. Magnificent bull elk fight for mates in the high meadows of the Olympic Mountains. Except for the narration occasionally seeming a little forced or obvious, these documentaries wear their age lightly. The prints have been lovingly restored: scratches and dirt have been removed; the color looks pristine. Artists and scientists will find useful reference material here, and children will enjoy the pageant of nature. Sadly, many of the ecological communities that seemed as inexhaustible as they were beautiful in the 1950's have been severely damaged during the intervening decades by human encroachment, poaching, and climate change. The two-disc set is loaded with extras, including two black-and-white Disneyland shows from the 1950's. (Rated G, suitable for ages 6 and older: some hunting sequences may be too intense for very small children)--Charles Solomon

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nature by Disney January 11, 2007
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I have fond memories of seeing the True Life Adventure films on the Disney TV show growing up, as well as in re-release in theatres, and this volume contains one of my favorites, BEAR COUNTRY. The other 3 films are also very enjoyable, with THE AFRICAN LION being a standout. These restored versions are lovely and really allow you to experience nature's majesty.

The extras are also quite good, especially FILMMAKER'S JOURNAL, which features recent interviews with people involved in making these movies. It's really amazing what these people went through to film these adventures.

These films helped form my love of nature as a child. Here's hoping they can still have that affect on kids today.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Olympic Elk is a family classic December 9, 2008
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My father referred to the classic Disney film "Olympic Elk" for several years. When the video finally became available on DVD, I bought a copy for him, and one for myself.

This film follows the life cycle of the elk which reside in Olympic National Park. The animal photography is excellent, especially considering the time it was produced. The remote setting is stunning. I visited the area with my son in 2007. We saw several elk ourselves, while there. Watching this video brings back special memories of that trip.

Don't miss this classic family film.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Mother of All Nature Cinematography June 28, 2007
The complete Walt Disney "True Life Adventures" series is now available on very high quality DVD. Nothing filmed since comes up to these. Buy them all, and sit down with your family for spell-binding entertainment. My vote for the highlight of Volume 3 is "Bear Country". It is set in Yellowstone National Park, and in addition to the bears, you get to see into the hole of a geyser.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Buying December 6, 2008
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Another disney Marvel, put this into any disney collection, its worth every penny as its out of printWalt Disney Legacy Collection - True Life Adventures, Vol. 1: Wonders Of The World
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathtaking video on African lions for all ages! December 13, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Discover what wildlife enthusiasts have clamored for! The pioneering wildlife acheivements of Walt Disney's filmmakers, brought to video by popular demand. The award winning TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES series will amaze and thrill you with dramatic stories and striking imagery, unforgettable moments captured on film now offered in video!

Set in the shadows of magnificent Mount Kilimanjaro, this timeless and captivating film captures the sights and sounds of the African plateau region and all of its inhabitants. Follow a family of lions through the changing seasons, experience the thrill of the hunt, nature's wrath in a blinding dust storm and an incredible locust invasion, and the heartwarming fun of a mother lion caring for her playful cubs. A world favorite documentary. Running Time: 72 minutes
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disney True Adventure August 24, 2007
Could you rate it a 10 or 100. Who couldn't love Disney's True Adventures. Yes, there is even a whole channel for animal adventures now, but they were the first--and they were the best. They are pack in a great package; durable and imaginative. The added interviews and backstage scenes are great. I can remember seeing them on their program (in black and white) when I was in first grade. They are wonderful. It was a treat to learn about the couple who filmed them too. Spending years and years filming things they thought was funny or interesting. Then bringing them back and someone putting them together into a story that is loved forever. I have all four of them. And we watch them over and over.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Roy does it again August 31, 2008
Great to see this pressious work from Walt Disney again.
Presented by Roy Disney proof to have great taste!

Movies made in the fifty's have not lost there charme and quality.
a Great achievement to bring back this artwork and fully restaurated.
I recommanded all four volumes!
I hope that the Disney Compagny make an second relase on Blu-Ray.

For the mean time:
Roy does it again!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True Life Adventures: 1, 2, 3, & 4 July 18, 2007
Finally Disney is releasing old classics. These were gems when I was a child and they still shine just as brightly. Maybe it's part sharing a nostalgia of an quieter, more family oriented time, maybe it's that those well written stories hold true value today as entertainment for all ages, including a grandpa watching with a grandchild...reliving childhood with those we love. Anyway, a big thank you to Disney. You will enjoy these!

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved the series as a child
A shame the Disney nature films are no longer being filmed. I loved the series as a child. Was a bit disappointed that one scene in the original "Jungle Cat" movie was not... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Keith Hacker
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD, Nature Video
The 8 discs were good nature films all about lions. Each disc was a slightly different topic. They were interesting and enjoyable to watch.
Published 2 months ago by Keith V. Weigel
5.0 out of 5 stars Lions, & jaguars, & bears
This is probably the penultimate set for our boys. They loved "Jungle Cat" and the "African Lion" from when we had them on VHS when they were little. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Dangerous Dan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!!
It's so rare to find such a gem as the True Life Adventures. If you can, I suggest all! We have 3 of them and LOVE them all! Such quality visually, and stunning! Read more
Published 9 months ago by 4 konijnen
5.0 out of 5 stars Ecxellent !!! Great product.
Excellent part of my collection. No question about it.Brand new item for a great price.
Bar None Excellence. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Dexter...
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought I would never see these again!
Many fond memories of watching these Disney features on Sunday evenings! So glad to be able to see them again and share with the grand kids!
Published 12 months ago by C. Boehm-Sullivan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Disney
I got this for my Mom, my family grew up watching Disney and my Mom gave me my love of nature and Disney helped
Published 13 months ago by Scott Bucknam
5.0 out of 5 stars Nature programs owe much to these films...
These are whimsical and unflinching. Less concerned with making sure the kids don't see anything unpleasant than a complete picture of life in the wild... life and death.
Published 18 months ago by T. Searcy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to relive my childhood watching this.
I've always loved the True Life Adventures series of films from movies growing up, and was very excited to see this here. Read more
Published 19 months ago by J_nicklyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Use to watch these when I was a kid. Brought back great memories. Lots of extras. I highly recommend these DVD s.
Published 19 months ago by Debbie
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