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Still from A Day at the Zoo in Movie Makers, Aug. 1943, 297.

Date produced: 1943

Filmmaker(s):

Walter Bergmann

Languages:

English

Length:

650 ft

Format:

16mm

Colour:

Kodachrome

Sound Notes:

Silent

Awards/Recognition:

ACL Ten Best 1943 - Honorable Mention General Class
American Humane Association Amateur Film Contest 1945 - Third Prize

Description:

"A Day at the Zoo is a lively and pleasing film of a family's visit to the New York Zoological Gardens. The youngsters of the family discover the Children's Zoo and make the acquaintance of farmyard animals. They feed the chickens and pet the lambs while Father and Mother look on. The larger and stranger beasts in the main part of the Zoological Gardens are next pictured; the children feed them, too, but at a safer distance. In this film, Walter Bergmann has produced the best type of informal zoo picture — a story with human interest, enlivened with a sense of humor." Movie Makers, Dec. 1943, 477.

Resources:

Discussed by Bergmann in "Why Not the Zoo?" (Movie Makers, Aug. 1943, 297, 304).

Locations:

  • New York, N.Y. (Filming)

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Screenings:

  • Screened by the Mount Vernon Movie Makers in 1943 and 1945, Mount Vernon, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Brooklyn Amateur Cine Club in 1944, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Metropolitan Motion Picture Club in 1945, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the Bell Laboratories Motion Picture Club in 1946, New York City, N.Y.
  • Screened by the New York Cine Club of the Deaf in 1949, New York City, N.Y.

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