Jim heads out on the ultimate nature walk.

Noted historian and author Didier Ghez has finished his monograph about The Origins of the True-Life Adventures the first volume of a five-part series about Disney's wildlife documentaries.

Didier's commitment to accuracy is well-known and the world of Disney history has been enriched by his own books, as well as the ones he has helped shepherd to print, like the Walt's People series. I am honored to count him as a friend and I know how difficult it is to do research on many Disney history topics.

Sometimes when you are involved with researching Disney history, you stumble across something that you have no clue what it is or why it was produced. I recently obtained for my collection a 16-page pamphlet, copyrighted 1952, that simply states "The Story of Walt Disney's True-Life Adventure Series from Walt Disney Studios Burbank, California."

It is composed of half page summaries of eight True-Life Adventure films (some forthcoming at the time) and several short essays by people who were involved in the making of the films. There are two pages devoted to photos and identification of the photographers who filmed the series.

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In my past research, I have never run across these essays, so I have transcribed them to share here so that this information can be more widely available for researchers on the subject.

It is composed of half page summaries of eight True-Life Adventure films (some forthcoming at the time) and several short essays by people who were involved in the making of the films. There are two pages devoted to photos and identification of the photographers who filmed the series.

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Introduction
By Walt Disney

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Triumph of Patience Over Nature
By James Algar, Director

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Role of Music
By Paul Smith, Composer

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Plans for the Future
By Ben Sharpsteen, Associate Producer

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