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Year: 1971
Format: 35mm Colour
Runtime: 10 min
Director: Michael Mills
Producer: Michael Mills
Executive Producer: Robert Verrall
Writer: Michael Mills
Cinematographer: Kjeld Nielsen
Animation: Michael Mills
Sound: Peter Hearn
Music: Doug Randle
Production Company: National Film Board of Canada

Darwin himself would get a chuckle from Michael Mills’s amusing, animated take on how life came into being on this planet. The film begins with the single-cell amoebae that romped about the ocean depths and follows them as they evolve into the first amphibious creatures that crawled onto land, eventually to become the progenitors of modern man. Funnier and more indelible than any learned treatise, Evolution received a Canadian Film Award and an Academy Award® nomination for Animated Short Subject.

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