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The Making of Me
The Making of Me


October 30, 1989





The Making of Me was a 1989 film about conception and birth directed by Glenn Gordon Caron and starring Martin Short. The film was shown at the Wonders of Life pavilion at Walt Disney World Resort's Epcot when the pavilion was open. As of 2007, the theater remains open during the International Food & Wine Festival; however, the film being shown is about food.

As of 2008, Martin Short now stars in an unrelated short film in the Canada pavilion of Epcot.

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Martin Short tells a story about how we are born by explaining how his parents met during the course of their lives--at a high school dance, getting married, on their honeymoon, and having a baby for the very first time.

The film also explains the process of fertilization between sperm and egg cells in an animated form, as well as the development of the fetus by using imagery of fetal development taken by Lennart Nielsen.


According to producers, the film was "somewhat a departure for a Disney attraction," and the film "may elicit controversy" in regards to the issue of abortion; fortunately, the intent was "to not walk into the teeth of the (abortion) issue."

Given that birth and conception is a sensitive issue around families, an advisory sign was placed near the entrance of the theater, in order to advise parents to decide whether the film is suitable for them.

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