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True-life adventures. Volume 2, Lands of exploration.

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Full screen version.


English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Publication Information

Burbank, CA : Walt Disney Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2006.

Physical Description

2 videodiscs (ca. 169 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


The Living Desert is a study of plant and animal life in the arid plain which stretches from Oregon to Mexico and from California to Texas. Includes scenes of a death struggle between a hawk and a rattlesnake, an encounter between a bobcat and wild pigs, a contest between two male turtles for the favor of a female, and the courtship dance of a pair of scorpions. Also shows a time-lapse sequence of desert flowers coming into bloom. The Vanishing Prairie presents information about the area between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. In addiition to exploration of animal life, historical concepts about American Indians and early pioneer settlements are included. Seal Island presents the spring return of the animal inhabitants to the Pribilof Islands of Alaska. Mainly focuses on the fur-bearing seals, including formation of harems and the raising of pups.


Originally produced as short-subject documentaries by The Walt Disney Company between 1948-1954.

Bonus material: Islands of the sea ; Nature's strangest creatures ; Prairie ; behind the true-life cameras ; backstage with Roy Disney at Disney's Animal kingdom: desert insects; snakes ; filmmakers' journal ; collectors' corner ; trailers & promos.


  • Living desert / Vanishing prairie / Seal Island

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