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We were just watching the 1960 Swiss Family Robinson movie and shortly after they land on their island there is a scene where two Great Danes appear to actually attack a Bengal Tiger.

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There is a bad quality video on YouTube for those interested, but I'm not going to link it.

How was this scene filmed? I don't know the endangered status of the tiger in the 60's but did they really just let two Great Danes attack a Tiger?

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The tiger was real, but the attack was 'acted out' by the animals. The animals were trained by trainers "and went over attitudes or gestures that the animals should play." (Wikipedia) Everthing is essentially real, but the attack itself was an act.

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