Grand Canyon (1958 film)

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Grand Canyon
Directed by James Algar
Produced by Ernst A. Heiniger
Walt Disney
Music by Ferde Grofé
Cinematography Ernst A. Heiniger
Edited by Norman R. Palmer
Distributed by Disney
Release date
  • December 17, 1958 (1958-12-17)
Running time
29 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Grand Canyon is a 1958 American short documentary film directed by James Algar and produced by Walt Disney Productions. It was shown as a supplement during Sleeping Beauty's initial run. The short won an Academy Award at the 31st Academy Awards in 1959 for Best Short Subject (Live Action).[1] It is also included as a bonus feature on the 1997 laserdisc, 2003 DVD, and 2008 DVD & Blu-ray releases of Sleeping Beauty.[2]

According to the opening credits, Grand Canyon is "a pictorial interpretation of Ferde Grofé's Grand Canyon Suite", much as the animated segments in Fantasia are pictorial representations of music, and the film is strongly related to its soundtrack. Grand Canyon is one of Walt Disney's more unconventional and experimental works, as it has musical accompaniment, but no dialogue or narration.


  1. ^ "New York Times: Grand Canyon". NY Times. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
  2. ^ "Sleeping Beauty Blu-Ray : Review & Special Features". DVDTalk. Retrieved June 9, 2009.

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