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The Underground Movie

The Underground Movie

| 14 min

Everyone has wondered what it would be like to dig right through to the other side of the Earth. This animated short takes that notion one step further. Here, the probe is accomplished by an ingenious machine dubbed Old Chucknose, which with the help of amazing gadgetry, bores through every layer of the Earth’s crust and centre.

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  • director
    Les Drew
  • animation
    Les Drew
  • producer
    Les Drew
    Joseph Koenig
  • executive producer
    Robert Verrall
  • camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Cameron Gaul
  • sound editing
    Peter Hearn
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel
  • voice
    Jim Macaulay
    John O'Leary
  • music
    Donald Douglas


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Ages 7 to 14

Geography - Physical Geography/Geology
Science - Earth Science and Geology


  • What were some of the layers that Dr. Philip Square went through in his drilling machine?
    • This can be used to gauge attention as well as lead towards further discussion about the Earth’s various layers.
  • What did Dr. Philip Square and his team find beneath the Earth’s surface?
  • Where did Dr. Philip Square and his team end up?
    • This can be used to launch a discussion about the physical geography of the Earth and its land masses.

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