The Vanishing Prairie
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|The Vanishing Prairie|
Film poster for the double-feature release of The Living Desert and The Vanishing Prairie
|Directed by||James Algar|
|Produced by||Ben Sharpsteen|
|Written by||James Algar
|Narrated by||Winston Hibler|
|Music by||Paul J. Smith|
|Cinematography||N. Paul Kenworthy Jr.|
|Editing by||Lloyd L. Richardson|
|Studio||Walt Disney Productions|
|Distributed by||Buena Vista Distribution|
|Release dates||17 August 1954|
|Running time||71 minutes|
The Vanishing Prairie was a 1954 documentary film by Walt Disney. The theme music was given a set of lyrics by Hazel "Gil" George. It rechristened as "Pioneer's Prayer" in Westward Ho, the Wagons!, a western film about pioneers on the Oregon Trail.
- Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature (1954) 
- 5th Berlin International Film Festival: Big Gold Medal (Documentaries and Culture Films)
- "NY Times: The Vanishing Prairie". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
- "5th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2009-12-25.
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