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The Vanishing Prairie is a 1954 documentary film released by Walt Disney Productions.

The Vanishing Prairie
Directed by James Algar
Produced by Ben Sharpsteen
Walt Disney
Written by James Algar
Winston Hibler
Narrated by Winston Hibler
Music by Paul J. Smith
Cinematography N. Paul Kenworthy Jr.
Edited by Lloyd L. Richardson
Distributed by Buena Vista Distribution
Release date
  • August 17, 1954 (1954-08-17)
Running time
71 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The theme music was given a set of lyrics by Hazel "Gil" George. It was rechristened as "Pioneer's Prayer" in Westward Ho, the Wagons!, a western film about pioneers on the Oregon Trail.

The Vanishing Prairie was released on video in 1985, and 1993 in United States.



  1. ^ "NY Times: The Vanishing Prairie". NY Times. Retrieved November 8, 2008.
  2. ^ "5th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". Retrieved December 25, 2009.

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