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Campbell's Soup: The Magic Shelf

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Were it not for the heroic labors of Dr. John T. Dorrance, the world might never have known this short film extolling the various applications of soup.

Dorrance, a chemist with the Campbell Soup Company, (anybody else think it’s weird that a soup company had a chemist? No? Just me? Okay) invented condensed soup in 1897 and the broth world has never been the same.

So pull up a bowl of soup, settle in, and prepare to be surprised, delighted, and - spoiler alert - shocked.

(“Magic” loosely interpreted by filmmakers.)

Digital HD Video file formats

Legacy devices (58.02 MB)
Low (97.37 MB)
Medium (176.76 MB)
High (TV) (286.54 MB)
HD Low (180.28 MB)
HD Medium (286.05 MB)
HD High (1.6 GB)

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Release date

July 5, 2016


12 minutes