20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is a 1954 American Technicolor adventure film starring Kirk Douglas, James Mason, Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre. It was the first CinemaScope science fiction film and was produced by Walt Disney Productions, as well as the only science fiction film personally produced by Walt Disney. It was also the first feature-length Disney film to be distributed by Buena Vista Distribution. The film is adapted from Jules Verne's 19th century novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea and is considered an early example of the steampunk genre. This film is also Disney's fifth live-action film overall.