The Underground movie

Canada, 1972

Film
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Everyone has wondered what it would be like to dig right through to the other side of the Earth. This animated film takes the wonder a step further. Here the probe is accomplished with a machine as ingenious as any that have reached the moon. Dubbed “Old Chucknose” and equipped with amazing gadgetry, it bores through every layer of the Earth’s crust and centre. Perhaps it’s not a blueprint of things to come, but it’s plausible enough as observed in this cartoon. (Award: Adelaide.)

Credits

director
co-producer

Joseph Koenig

Les Drew

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

00:14:15:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1972

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

29893

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Motion pictures - Awards

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Canada

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Earth - Internal structure

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Geology

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Earth - Internal structure

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Geology

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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