Ken Annakin Interview
This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Ken Annakin

Interviewed by: Randal Kleiser

Ken Annakin (The Longest Day, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines) details his long career, his experiences working with Walt Disney and Darryl Zanuck, and shares stories from the set including how to build a tree house for the Swiss Family Robinson.

Ken Annakin recounts working with Darryl Zanuck on The Longest Day and what happened when a landing craft door opened and spilled his actors into the sea.

Annakin describes his working relationship with Walt Disney while conceptualizing Swiss Family Robinson.

He recalls the scale of production on Swiss Family Robinson and how his actors worked with a real anaconda.