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"Rapids Ahead/Bear Country" is an episode of Walt Disney Presents. It aired on October 16, 1960.


The first half of this Walt Disney Presents episode, "Rapids Ahead," is ostensibly a salute to John Wesley Powell, the first man to explore the Colorado River. The presence of such actors as Brian Keith and John Beal tips us off that this segment is actually a promo for the upcoming Disney theatrical feature Ten Who Dared, concentrating on the special photographic techniques required to complete the picture. The remainder of the episode is a full-length presentation of the Oscar-winning "True-Life Adventure" short subject Bear Country (1953), filmed on location in Yellowstone National Park.

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