About the film
Part of the Senior Biology series, 'Development of the Rabbit' is a study of the gestation period of rabbits - aided by diagrammatic, microscopic, and dissection footage.
- Release year
- Mary Field
- Production company
- G.B. Instructional
- C.C. Hentschel
- Running time (minutes)
- 32 mins 02 secs
- Science Films Ltd
‘The film shows the simple cell division of the embryo sea urchin, describes the simplest species of egg-laying mammals, and proceeds to the embryology of the rabbit. The development of the embryo in the rabbit is shown by a series of dissections and animated diagrams.’
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1946)
- This is the only Senior Biology Series film sponsored by the British Council, though they did distribute other films in the series.
- Four educational films about rabbits were produced in the mid-1940s: the British Council's 'The Life of the Rabbit', and 'Development of the Rabbit', plus G.B. Instructional's 'Wild Rabbits' and 'Rabbits! Rabbits!' - the latter of which was penned by Enid Blyton.