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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:46 PM

Old enough to remember Disney's True Life Adventure movies. One about elk on youtube

I thought there were some that don't appear on wikipedia list. Just a hazy memory

We kids looked forward to them,

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Reply Old enough to remember Disney's True Life Adventure movies. One about elk on youtube (Original post)
bobbieinok Jun 2020 OP
exboyfil Jun 2020 #1
bobbieinok Jun 2020 #2
hunter Jun 2020 #3

Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 02:59 PM

1. Well there is the classic White Wilderness

where they used a turn table to simulate lemmings mindlessly jumping to their deaths. Scarred a generation of school children.


https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/white-wilderness/
The filmmakers had to import lemmings to Alberta for use in the documentary (reportedly by purchasing them from Inuit children who had caught them in other provinces); through the use of carefully controlled camera angles and tight editing, the filmmakers made no more than a few dozen lemmings look like a much larger number, placing them on turntables to create a frenzied migration effect and then herding them off a cliff and into the water (which was actually the Bow River, not an Arctic sea).

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 03:05 PM

2. I must have seen that. It's like I suddenly knew about lemmings going off a cliff

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 17, 2020, 07:18 PM

3. I got to run the projector!

It was a very prestigious job.

Cleaning the chalk board erasers with the electric machine, supervised by the custodian, was another one.

I was also a Junior Fire Captain.

My teachers (and later my professors in college...) worked so diligently to keep me out of trouble but they were largely unsuccessful.

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