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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 lions within the complexity of the Africa ecosystem. At the 6th Berlin International Film Festival it won the Silver Bear (Documentaries) award. 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. As of 2011, African Cats was released. It, just like this film, is a live-action documentary film produced by Disney, about big cats from Africa.

Production Details

Starring: Elma Milotte, Alfred Milotte

  • Directed by: James Algar
  • Runtime: 1 hour 13 minutes
  • Release year: 1955
  • Studio: Walt Disney Pictures

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