Destination Moon (1950) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film

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Destination Moon (1950) Feature Length Theatrical Animated Film Destination Moon

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  • Feature Length Animated FilmFeature
  • Puppet Animation
  • George Pal Productions
  • Distributed by: Eagle Lion Films
  • Cartoon Characters: Woody Woodpecker.
    Characters (Live-Action): Jim Barnes, Dr. Charles Cargraves, General Thayer, Joe Sweeney, Emily Cargraves, Factory Worker, Mr. La Porte, Knox Manning, Man, Off-Screen Narrator of Woody Woodpecker Cartoon, Brown, Businessmen at Meeting.
  • Voice Actors: Grace Stafford, Irving Pichel.
    Vocal Talent: John Archer
    , Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, Dick Wesson, Erin O'Brien-Moore; Full Voice Cast Full Voice Cast...
  • Directed By Irving Pichel, Harold Godsoe.
  • Produced By George Pal, Walter Lantz.
  • Animated By Fred Madison.
  • Awards: Oscar Statuette  Academy Award, Best Effects, Special Effects, George Pal Productions, 1951, Oscar Statuette  Academy Award Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Ernst Fegté and George Sawley, 1951; more Awards More Awards...
  • Music: Leith Stevens.
  • Editor: Duke Goldstone.
  • Originally Released on June 27, 1950.
  • Originally Released Theatrically.
  • Running Time: 92 minutes.
  • Black & White
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.

Cartoon Summary:

A science-based fantasy about the first successful trip to the moon. After years of scientific endeavors, a ship ascends into the heavens. Once free of Earth's atmosphere, the astronauts contend with the dangers of equipment failure and the joys of zero gravity....  (more)

Cartoon Production Information:

Live action with an animated training film produced by Walter Lantz (guest appearance by Woody Woodpecker). Irving Pichel, the film's director, narrated the animated sequence. This was the very first time that the voice of Woody was that of Mrs....  (more)

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