The African Lion

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The African Lion
Poster of the movie The African Lion.jpg
Directed by James Algar
Produced by Ben Sharpsteen
Written by James Algar
Winston Hibler
Narrated by Winston Hibler
Music by Paul J. Smith
Cinematography Alfred Milotte
Elma Milotte
Edited by Norman R. Palmer
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • September 15, 1955 (1955-09-15)
Running time
75 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.1 million (US)[1]

The African Lion is a 1955 feature-length documentary that was released by Walt Disney Productions as part of its True-Life Adventures series. The film, which was shot over a three-year period focuses on the life of the Lion within the complexity of the African ecosystem.[2] At the 6th Berlin International Film Festival it won the Silver Bear (Documentaries) award.[3]

It was released on DVD in 2006 as part of the Walt Disney Legacy Collection. It can be found on the third volume of the True-Life Adventures series where it has been fully restored.

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  1. ^ 'The Top Box-Office Hits of 1955', Variety Weekly, January 25, 1956
  2. ^ Bosley Crowther (June 27, 1952). ""The African Lion" (1955)". The New York Times. Retrieved October 25, 2009. 
  3. ^ "6th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". Retrieved December 27, 2009. 

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