Original Australian Daybill Poster 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film and the first science fiction film shot in CinemaScope. The film was personally produced by Walt Disney through Walt Disney Productions, directed by Richard Fleischer, and stars Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre.It was also the first feature-length Disney film to be distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. The film is adapted from Jules Verne's 19th-century novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea received positive reviews from critics, was the second highest-grossing film of the year earning $8 million in box office attendance in North America and has become a notable classic film of the Disney Corporation.