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ANIMALAND was a series of 104 short films created, written and produced by Bob Tobias for television between 1957 and 1961. The footage was photographed in 16mm Kodachrome by famous wildlife photographer Des Bartlett, mostly in East Africa on the outskirts of Nairobi. The shorts were co-written by Bob Tobias and novelist Ursule Molinaro, and were co-produced by renowned wildlife film producer Armand Denis. Several episodes are available for viewing below (Flash required to view the movies).



  1. The Making of Animaland (Part 1)

  2. The Making of Animaland (Part 2)

  3. A Tiny Story

   (how ANIMALAND got started...) 

  4Col. Hornbill the Hypnotist

  5The Possum Bus

  6Mr. Backward Knees

  7. Animaland Academy Awards

  8. Alpine Chimp

  9. Keep 'em Laughing Charlie Chimp

  10. Peppermint Pony    

  11. Cosmo Colobus Tells You All

  12. The Millionaire  

  13.  Election in Animaland

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