Vanishing Wilderness (1973)

Genres - Nature  |   Sub-Genres - Animals  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - G
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

Actor Rex Allen, narrator of many a Disney true-life adventure, takes on the voiceover chores of the Disneyesque The Vanishing Wilderness. Per its title, this documentary focuses in on several endangered species, ranging from polar bears to alligators (this, of course, was before the gator overpopulation problem in the everglades). The visuals cannot be faulted; we wish the same could be said concerning that omniprescent choral background music. Also, much as we like Mr. Allen, we do wish that he'd let some of the images speak for themselves. But Vanishing Wilderness is well worth one's time-far more so than the dogmatic publications issued with utter lack of entertainment value by various ecological organizations.



animal, wilderness