Watch: A ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’ with koalas (with bonus slideshow)

By Megan Carpentier
Thursday, November 22, 2012 1:00 EDT
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Deep in the archives of the Chicago Film Archives’ Margaret Conneely Collection, historians found the below footage of koala bears from around 1959 as part of an Australian National Travel Association production. Produced by Mel. F. Nichols and edited by Winifred Lade, the film shows koalas and their joeys frolicking and eating in their natural habitat. The film is set to a 1932 recording of “The Teddy Bear Picnic” by Henry Hall and his orchestra

Watch the video, courtesy of Archive.org and the Chicago Film Archives, below:

And check out this bonus slideshow of some extra-cute koalas, some of whom look like they’ve had their own sleep-inducing turkey dinner.


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Megan Carpentier
Megan Carpentier is the executive editor of Raw Story. She previously served as an associate editor at Talking Points Memo; the editor of news and politics at Air America; an editor at Jezebel.com; and an associate editor at Wonkette. Her published works include pieces for the Washington Post, the Washington Independent, Ms Magazine, RH Reality Check, the Women's Media Center, On the Issues, the New York Press, Bitch and Women's eNews.
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