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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)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: John Meehan; Set Decoration: Emile KuriWon
Best Film EditingElmo WilliamsNominated

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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.

Captain Nemo: Think of it. On the surface there is hunger and fear. Men still exercise unjust laws. They fight, tear one another to pieces. A mere few feet beneath the waves their reign ceases, their evil drowns. Here on the ocean floor is the only independence. Here I am free! Imagine what would happen if they controlled machines such as this submarine boat. Far better that they think there's a monster and hunt me with harpoons.

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Walt Disney originally considered making this film as an animated feature; the detailed pre-production sketches by artist Harper Goff, as well as Goff's enthusiastic suggestion that it be done as live action feature, convinced him otherwise.
Stage 3 and its tank were built at the Disney studio for the production of this film.
When Disney executives saw some underwater scenes their photographers had filmed in the new VistaVision wide-screen format, they decided to make "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and incorporate some of the shots in it.
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