Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
This accession consists of film and video created during the production of "Big Cats and How They Came to Be." This 10-minute film, animated by Film Polski, tells the story of the evolution of the genus panthera. It was created for the National Zoological Park. The film won the 1976 CINE Golden Eagle and a diploma at the Sixth International Film Festival of India. Materials include narration, sound effects, music, and the original negative on 35 mm film; original narration on 1/4" audiotape; and prints on 16 mm film and 1/4" U-matic videotape.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Film Polski
- National Zoological Park (U.S.)
- Big Cats and How They Came to Be (Motion picture : 1976)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-007, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions