The movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 adventure film starring Kirk
Douglas and James Mason. It was the first science fiction film produced by Walt
Disney Productions, as well as the only science-fiction produced by Walt Disney
himself. It was also the first feature length Disney film to be distributed by Buena
Vista Distribution. It is the best-known adaptation of the Jules Verne novel. The
film won two Academy Awards and was nominated for one more.