Disney's propaganda pictures, Summer Pasture and location, location, location.
Long before The Lion King and The Little Mermaid there was Out of the Frying Pan Into the Firing Line. Three World War II-era propaganda films made by Walt Disney himself are screened at the National Archives today. From The Vaults: Walt Disney, Food and the Government Film begins at noon in the Archives' William G. McGowan Theater.
For more film, less propaganda Summer Pasture opens tomorrow at Washington's West End Cinema. The feature-length documentary follows a young couple and their infant daughter as they struggle to preserve a nomadic way of life in the grasslands of eastern Tibet; a region known for its extreme weather and severe living conditions.
Music: "Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 ('Pastoral')" by Leopold Stokowski & The Philadelphia Orchestra