America the Beautiful is the first 360 film created using 360 film techniques and 360-degree cameras. It was first shot in 1955 and ran in Disney Circle-Vision 360 film theaters.[1]

Circle-Vision 360 is a film technique that uses multiple cameras arranged in a circle. The viewing image is display on a large circular screen. The film's rendition of the title song would later be used in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.

360 film technology was created and refined by Disney Legends Don Iwerks and Ub Iwerks in the 1950s.


As the first film of its kind, all nine cameras showed rather interesting sights, such as:

  • Cattle jumping each other
  • Tissues blowing across the Battle of Gettysburg
  • A man tripping and falling, then getting back up and looking around sheepishly, hoping no one saw him
  • Walt Disney is visible in many scenes, watching the filming from the shadows



  1. "Circle-Vision 360 Films". Walt Dated World

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