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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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Conseil: I want to escape, too! You said you had a plan.
Ned Land: I do have a plan. Trouble is, it won't work.


Ned Land: [singing] Got a whale of a tale to tell ya, lads, a whale of a tale or two, 'bout the floppin' fish and the girls I've loved on nights like this with the moon above. A whale of a tale and it's all true, I swear by my tattoo. There was Mermaid Minnie; met her down in Madagascar. She would kiss me anytime that I would ask her. Then one evening, her flame of love blew out. Blow me down and pick me up, she swapped me for a trout!


Captain Nemo: ...there is hope for the future. When the world is ready for a new and better life, all this will someday come to pass, in God's good time.


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Although Percy Helton was billed in the opening credits, his role (as a coach driver) was almost entirely eliminated; in the release version, he appears in only one shot (no dialogue), waiting for passenger Lukas to finish his interview with the reporters.
In addition to his many contributions as the production designer, Harper Goff also taught Kirk Douglas to play the guitar for the "Whale of a Tale" number.
Charles Boyer was originally considered for the role of Professor Arronax. He had to turn down the role due to prior commitments.
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