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Chapter 6

Jennifer Peterson: Glimpses of Animal Life: Nature Films and the Emergence of Classroom Cinema

Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders (1932) 9 min., 16mm and 35mm

PRODUCTION: Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. ACCESS: www.archive.org/details/etf_frogs_toads_and_salamanders.

Some Seashore Animals (a.k.a. Seashore Animals) (1930) 7 min., 16mm and 35mm

PRODUCTION: Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. ACCESS: www.archive.org/details/some_seashore_animals_1930.

The Struggle for Existence (1925) 5 min., 16mm

PRODUCTION: The Bray Studios. ACCESS: www.archive.org/details/struggle_for_existence_1925.

Wildlife on the Deserts of America's Great Southwest (a.k.a. Wildlife on the Desert) (n.d.) 11 min., 16mm

PRODUCTION: William and George Allen. ACCESS: www.archive.org/details/wildlife_deserts_americas_southwest.

 

RELATED FILMS

The Acrobatic Fly (1910). Directed by Percy Smith. Production company: Charles Urban Trading Co. Access: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hlocZhNc0M.

Beavers (1930). Production company: Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. Access: www.archive.org/details/beavers_1930.

Bees and Spiders (circa 1927). Directed by G. Clyde Fisher, American Museum of Natural History. Distributed by DeVry School Films. Access: www.archive.org/details/bees_and_spiders.

Birth of a Flower (1910). Directed by Percy Smith. Production company: Charles Urban Trading Co. Access: www.wildfilmhistory.org/film/21/clip/796/Blooming+flowers.html.

Glimpses of Bird Life (1910). Directed by Oliver Pike. Distributed by Pathé. Access (only if you are at a registered school or library location in the UK): www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/1271010/index.html.

A Murderous Midget Fish (n.d.). Distributed by Film Featurettes, Inc. Access: www.archive.org/details/murderous_midget_fish. NOTE: This film was produced by Ufa and distributed in the United States by Film Featurettes, Inc.

Trees (a.k.a. Planting and Care Of Trees) (1928). Production company: Eastman Teaching Films, Inc. Access: www.archive.org/details/trees_planting_and_care_of_1928.

Wing, Claw, and Fang! (1946). Distributed by Castle Films (no. 612). Access: www.archive.org/details/wing_claw_and_fang_1946.



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