Evolution (1971)

Genres - Children's/Family  |   Sub-Genres - Children's Educational, Children's Entertainment  |   Run Time - 10 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Canadian illustrator Michael Mills's ten-minute short Evolution brings to full animated life Darwinian theories of evolution, comically showcasing how the scientist envisioned the earliest progression of life the planet Earth. Mills begins with a carnival of cartoon amoebas tromping around an underwater landscape, and illustrates their gradual transformations into successive species, from amphibious reptiles to human beings. Set to a playful score by Douglas Randal, Evolution eliminates dialogue altogether, telling its story solely via colorful image.



biology, Darwinism, evolution, human-origins, natural-selection, transformation