Vanishing Prairie Poster

Release Date: 1954

G|1 hr 11 min

Plot Summary
Nature documentarian James Algar explores the incredible plant and animal life of the vast American prairie, which stretches from Mississippi to Colorado. Algar also reviews the now-extinct animals that flourished on the prairies before the arrival of Europeans, and pays close attention to the currently endangered species, including the buffalo, the prairie dog and the whooping crane, tracing their difficult struggle for survival through the seasons.

Director: James Algar

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Walt Disney Productions

Keywords: Rescue, 1950s, Engaging, Fascinating, Transformation


Winner Documentary
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Winner Documentary (Feature)