Water Birds

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Water Birds
Water Birds FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by Ben Sharpsteen
Produced by Walt Disney
Written by Winston Hibler
Ted Sears
William Otis
Narrated by Winston Hibler
Music by Paul Smith
Edited by Norman R. Palmer
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • June 26, 1952 (1952-06-26)
Running time
30 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Water Birds is a 1952 American short documentary film directed by Ben Sharpsteen. It won an Academy Award in 1953 for Best Short Subject (Two-Reel).[1] The film was produced by Walt Disney as part of the True-Life Adventures series of nature documentaries.[2] It was shot in Technicolor by more than a dozen cameramen and was created in cooperation with the National Audubon Society and the Denver Museum of Natural History.[3]



  1. ^ "The 25th Academy Awards (1953) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Cynthia Chris (2006). Watching Wildlife. University of Minnesota Press. p. 29. ISBN 0-8166-4547-7. 
  3. ^ ""The Story of Robin Hood" (1952)". The New York Times. June 27, 1952. Retrieved October 25, 2009. [dead link]

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