20,000 Leagues Under the Sea Overview:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) was a Adventure - Family Film directed by Richard Fleischer and produced by Walt Disney.

Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John Meehan; Set Decoration: Emile KuriWon
Best Film EditingElmo WilliamsNominated
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Captain Nemo: The natives over there are cannibals. They eat liars with the same enthusiasm as they eat honest men.


Captain Nemo: There's a fork on your left, Mr. Land. Or aren't you accustomed to utensils?
Ned Land: I'm indifferent to 'em.


Old Billy: Come on, Casey! This is no place for a clergyman's son!


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The interiors of the Nautilus were designed by Roland Hill, who subsequently designed the Disneyland "Sleeping Beauty's Castle."
During the underwater shooting of the Treasure Chest scene, an unscripted nurse shark approached Ned, Conseil and the camera crew. All underwater personnel, as seen in Disney's Wonderful World of Color Sunday Night television episode highlighting the upcoming film, attempted to warn the shark off, but the interruption was considered so exciting that portions were left in the final film.
In the opening credits, the title banner does not have a comma between the first and second zeroes ("20000 Leagues Under the Sea"), although a comma does appear on the poster and all related print advertisements.
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