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Accession 09-082,  Smithsonian Productions,  Productions, 1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Productions
Title: Productions
Dates: 1967, 1976, 1982, 1988, 1991, 1994-1995, 1998, 2001, undated
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 09-082
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

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.

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.

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.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-082, Smithsonian Productions, Productions

Container List

Box 1

"Enormous Egg," NBC, 1 hour, 1967, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 2

"National Zoo: Think Tank," Multiple Screen Reference Dub, 10/10/1995, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 2

"National Zoo: Think Tank," Color-corrected Videodisc Premaster, Clone, 10/11/1995, D-2 videotape

Box 1 of 2

"National Zoo: Think Tank," Various Productions, 1 hour, 1998, VHS

Box 1 of 2

"National Zoo: Think Tank," Version 2, 4/9/2001, VHS

Box 1 of 2

"As They Really Are," Music 1 and 2, Submaster, 7:50, 5/23/1991, D-2 videotape

Box 1 of 2

"As They Really Are," Edited Master, 7:50, 5/28/1991, D-2 videotape

Box 1 of 2

"As They Really Are," DF/X Prebuild, Submaster, 7:25, 5/21/1991, D-2 videotape

Box 1 of 2

"As They Really Are," Music 1 and 2, 5/23/1991, 3/4" U-matic

Box 1 of 2

"As They Really Are," DF/X Prebuild, Edited Master, 5/21/1991, D-2 videotape

Box 1 of 2

"As They Really Are," VHS

Box 1 of 2

"Big Cats and How They Came to Be," Master, 10:00, 1976, Betacam SP

Box 1 of 2

"Big Cats and How They Came to Be," Release Print, 1976, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

Zoo, Release Print, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

"Bengal Tiger," Release Print, 1976, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

"Changes: The Story of Evolution and Speciation," Release Print, 1982, 16 mm

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

National Zoo, First Century, Edited Master, 12:09, 1988, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 2

National Zoo, Friends of the National Zoo, 8:40, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 2

Zoo Observation Training, Dubbing Master, 26:83, 9/17/1982, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 2

Panda Artificial Insemination, Master, 3/18/1993, 3/4" U-matic

Box 2 of 2

Giant Pandas, Transfer from 16 mm Positive Print, MOS, 5:45, Betacam SP

Box 2 of 2

"A First Look at Kumari," 1994, VHS

Box 2 of 2