Cinema: The New Pictures, Aug. 23, 1954

The Vanishing Prairie (Walt Disney), the second of Walt Disney's full-length nature films, was fortunate enough last week to have one of its scenes, in which the audience watches the birth of a buffalo calf, banned by the New York State Board of Censors. A week later the censor reconsidered, but the headlines had already had their effect. As a result of the publicity, the picture will probably do very well at the box office.

Birth, it is clear from this scene, can no more be the subject of prurience than death can. Both...

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