Monster of the Day #1194

I’ve never seen this, I really should hunt it down one day.

  • Gamera977

    Whatever it is it is awesome…

  • Flangepart

    “I’m proud, proud, to be in front of such a truly great matt painting.”

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Can’t imagine what this is, but the detail work is really excellent.

  • kgb_san_diego

    Yup, we need a captain. What is this lovely looking beastie film?

  • bgbear_rnh

    The Animal World (1956) – Irwin Allen documentary

  • SteveWD

    I’m going to take a guess and say it’s from the Harryhausen segment of The Animal World….never seen it though.

  • Rock Baker

    It is indeed THE ANIMAL WORLD, Obie and Ray’s only color collaboration. And it’s just a beautiful piece of film! I’ve often wondered why Allen, who delighted in using stock footage from earlier projects, never recycled this footage. The scenes are gorgeous, color, and generic enough to’ve been inserted into any of his color TV shows. They seem a natural for Time Tunnel or Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea!

    Some clips were used for stock footage occasionally. I think my first exposure was via an episode of Growing Pains. Infamously, much of the sequence also turned up in TROG.

    The film’s most lasting visibility may’ve been the Viewmaster dinosaur reels. I had a set of these myself as a tyke. Wish I still had ’em!

  • Ericb

    I loved those Viewmaster dinosaur reels as a kid. The pictures were such high quality. I always wondered where they came from as none of those images appeared in any of the dinosaur books I had.

  • Rock Baker

    I don’t remember owning any other reels, but I sure studied those dinosaur ones! Even today, I find myself wondering how they ever made such perfect 3-D images from 2-D stills….

  • bgbear_rnh

    IIRC, Viewmaster used quite a few 3-D models for their reels. I don’t know about the dinosaurs but, it is possible they had access to the models from the film.

    Look at many of the Disney slides like Jungle Book for instance, those are models.

  • kgb_san_diego

    That’s IT!! I knew I had seen them somewhere, but that was a LOOONG time ago… Viewmaster reels — wow! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  • rtpoeman

    A nice fusion of Science and Art. Not on the order of Rudolph F. Zallinger’s The “Age of Reptiles” mural at the Yale Peabody Museum, but then not much is.