Andy's Animal Alphabet

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Andy's Animal Alphabet is a short film from 1950 released on 16mm. It is held in the Prelinger Archives collection.

Andy, a little orangutan, conducts a tour through the Bronx Zoo. He visits a series of animals, some familiar and some strange, whose names begin with the different letters of the alphabet. Beginning and ending with a musical background of children's voices singing "Now I Know My A, B, C's," the visits to the animals begin with the graceful aoudad and end with the awning-striped zebra. Each species is introduced by an alphabet block showing the first letter of its name or by an artist's drawing of the animal.

    Andy visits such well-known animals as the bear, the elephant, the lion and a kangaroo carrying a newborn baby in her pouch. In his visits to thirty-one different animals, Andy introduces some less familiar animals -- the jaguar, the marmoset, the nyala, and the yak.
Andy's encounters with these animals evoke various responses on his part. He views the bullfrog with wide-eyed awe, he meets the skunk with great doubt, and he takes a ride on the back of a giant tortoise. [Educational Screen, Oct 1951]

Andy's Animal Alphabet
Produced byNew York Zoological Society
New York Zoological Society
Distributed byNew York Zoological Society
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