Excerpt from Walt Disney’s TV program to promote the release of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA. Includes Disney introduction and on set footage, including Kirk Douglas and Peter Lorre explaining the squid fight.
Special edition DVD. Based on the novel “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Jules Verne. Stars Kirk Douglas & James Mason. Professor Arronax and his faithful assistant Ned agree to sail through the dangerous waters of the South Seas where a sea monster is rumored to be destroying ships. There he finds something more mysterious even than a sea monster: a fabulous underwater ship piloted by the unfathomable Captain Nemo. Supplemental features include: audio commentary by Fleischer & Rudy Behlmer (film historian); GRAND CANYONSCOPE (C. August Nichols, 1954, 7 min). All subsequent features on Disc 2: “Sunset Squid” sequence (3 min); production stills montage (3 min); storyboard to scene comparisons (7 min); MONSTERS OF THE DEEP [EXCERPT] (1955, 7 min); unused animation (3 min); behind-the-scenes footage (9 min); radio spots; Peter Lorre’s ADR (voiceover) tracks (6 min); Captain Nemo’s organ music (5 min); featurettes on Paul Smith (composer) (11 min), The Nautilus (5 min), merchandise (9 min), “making of” (2003, 88 min), Verne & Disney (16 min), The Humboldt Squid (7 min), Disney studios 1954; production stills; production art; cast & crew biographies; advertising; production documents; script excerpt; theatrical trailer.