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White Wilderness (1958) Clip 3

by Nicholas Sammond

A clip from the 1958 nature documentary directed by James Algar and produced by Walt Disney, this section depicts a mother lemming on her search for food, getting lost between layers of ice, and eventually returning to her babies. After the winter melts into spring, this clip also depicts the migration of the lemmings to new feeding grounds, and the danger of this as lemmings are picked off by prey. This is the clip famous for propagating the misconceptions around lemming suicide, as they follow one another down a cliff and tumble like sheep into the water, revealed later to be a staged-scene.

White Wilderness (1958) Clip 3

A clip from the 1958 nature documentary directed by James Algar and produced by Walt Disney, this clip depicts a mother lemming on her search for food, getting lost between layers of ice, and eventually returning to her babies.

from White Wilderness (1958)
Creator: James Algar
Distributor: Buena Vista Distribution
Posted by Nicholas Sammond
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