Productions,
1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 09-082
Creators:
Smithsonian Productions
Dates:
1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of audiovisual materials created during the production of "Enormous Egg;" "National Zoo: Think Tank;" "As They Really Are;" "Big Cats and How They Came to Be;" "Bengal Tiger;" "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation;" and "First Look at Kumari." "Enormous Egg" is a story for children about a pet dinosaur. The production is 1 hour long and aired on National Broadcasting Corporation, Inc. in 1967. "National Zoo: Think Tank" consists of videos played on multiple screens in the Think Tank exhibition at the National Zoological Park (NZP). The original videos were produced in 1995. A second version of the exhibition videos was created in 2001. Updates may have also been made in 1998. "As They Really Are" accompanied the NZP exhibition, "Human Attitudes Toward Animals." The 5 minute videotape was produced in 1991. "Big Cats and How They Came to Be" is the story of the evolution of the genus panthera. It was animated by Film Polski for NZP. Produced in 1976, the film is 10 minutes long. It won the Council on International Nontheatrical Events (CINE) Golden Eagle in 1976 and was shown at the Sixth International Film Festival of India.
"Bengal Tiger" is a general description of the endangered animal's lifestyle. The 9 minute film was produced in 1976 and accompanied a National Museum of Natural History exhibition. It won a CINE Golden Eagle in 1977 and received a first prize Audio Visual Award from the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. "Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation" was used by the NZP, Office of Education to teach speciation. The 7 minute film was animated by Film Polski. "First Look at Kumari" is a 15 minute souvenir video about Kumari, NZP's Asian Elephant, and the Asian Elephant Species Survival Plan. Kumari was born in December 1993 and the video was likely produced in 1994. This accession also includes videos about NZP in general, the Friends of the National Zoo, and NZP's pandas. Materials include submasters, edited masters, masters, dubbing masters, film transfers, and viewing copies on a variety of videotape formats as well as release prints on 16 mm film.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-082, Smithsonian Productions, Productions
Access Restriction
Special restrictions on use of these materials may apply. Viewing copies are not currently available, but can be made for a fee, Transferring office; 4/10/2002 memorandum, Peters to SIA; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Council on International Nontheatrical Events Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Film Polski. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Friends of the National Zoo (U.S.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Broadcasting Company, Inc. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Office of Education. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoological Park (U.S.). Think Tank. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Human Attitudes Toward Animals (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
As They Really Are (Video recording : 1991) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bengal Tiger (Documentary film: 1976) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation (Motion picture : c. 1979) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Enormous Egg (Television program : 1967) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
First Look at Kumari (Video recording) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 1995) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Zoo: Think Tank (Video recording : 2001) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Endangered species Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Evolution Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pandas Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Panthera Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tigers Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wildlife conservation Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoo animals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoos -- Educational aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zoos Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kumari (Elephant) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Species Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elephants Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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