THE ANIMAL WORLD
Director: Irwin Allen
US Premiere: 30 May 1956
A Windsor Production
Copyright 1955 Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
1956 Documentary illustrating the evolution of animals from prehistoric times. Models were used to create the prehistoric special effects.
Producer - Irwin Allen
Writer - Irwin Allen
Director - Irwin Allen
Production Associate - George E. Swink
Music - Paul Sawtell
Film Editors - Gene Palmer, Robert A. Belcher
Sound Effects Editors - Henry L. DeMond, M.P.S.E., Walter Elliott, M.P.S.E., Bert Schoenfeld, M.P.S.E.
Music Editor - Richard Harris
Art Director - Bert Tuttle
Supervising Animator - Willis O'Brien
Animation - Ray Harryhausen
Special Effects - Arthur S. Rhoades
Narration - Theodor Von Eltz, John Storm
Photography - Harold Wellman A.S.C. and Naturalist Photographers throughout the World
Color - Technicolor
American Humane Association
American Museum of Natural History
Stephen F. Briggs
The Carborundum Company
E.J. Koestner, Dayton Museum of Natural History
Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, Inc.
Greentree Stud, Inc.
Grosset and Dunlap
Hal H. Harrison
Jos. Heidenkamp, Jr.
Otto A. Koehler
Maryland Society for Medical Research, Inc.
Reed and Barton Corporation
Dick Reucassel, A.R.P.S.
Cecil E. Rhode
Rutgers Film, distributed by State University of Iowa
South African Tourist Corporation
George Tahara-Cine-Pic Hawaii
Union Pacific Railroad Company
Union of South Africa
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
University of Minnesota
Western Harness Racing Association
Theodor Von Eltz also narrated Irwin Allen's Academy Award winning The Sea Around Us. Cinematographer Harold E. Wellman worked with Irwin Allen as early as 1954 for Dangerous Mission and later in the 1970's on The Swarm, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure and When Time Ran Out.
Finland: Eläinten Maailma
Germany: Die Tierwelt Ruft
Greece: Hamenos Kosmos
Italy: Il Mondo è Meraviglioso
The great news is that Irwin Allen's Animal World is now available on DVD.