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A Is For Atom Production Information

>John Sutherland Productions
  • John Sutherland Productions
  • Animated Characters: Atom Creatures.
  • Awards: First Prize, Columbus (Ohio) Film Festival, 1953.
    First Prize, Turin Film Festival, 1953.
    Freedoms Foundation Award, 1953.
    Award, Cleveland Film Festival, 1953.
    Merit Award, Scholastic Teacher, 1953.
    First Prize, Stamford Film Festival, 1954.
    Golden Reel Award, American Film Assembly, 1954.
    Second Grand Award for Science Films, Venice Film Festival, 1954
  • Originally Released in 1953.
  • Running Time: 14:26 minutes.
  • Color
  • U.S.A.  U.S.A.


Production Notes:

Sponsored by the General Electric Company. This example from GE's Excursions in Science series presents a portentous message in a humorous, self-deprecating manner.

"A Is For Atom" was seen by over seven million people in this version (as well as a shortened 10-minute theatrical cut) in its first two years of release. In its first three years of release, it was seen by more than 12 million people.

Release date is that of copyright of 10-minute version.

Ten-minute theatrical version released in 35mm Anscocolor; 15-minute non-theatrical version, in 16mm Kodachrome.

Remade in the mid-1960s.

Traditional, Hand-drawn Animation.

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