GREEN ANIMATION is a compilation of short, fresh animated films about environmental issues. Under the sponsorship of the World Wide Fund for Nature in the UK, animators and musicians- some student, some professional - combine talents to prompt laughter, anger, indignation and action for an ecologically sound future. This collection of 11 short films is accompanied by a teacher's guide, and has reference markers to help discussion leaders have easy access to any particular film.
HANDLE WITH CARE (3:25 mins)
Alexis Bowler & Sandy Hunt
Cheerful and long-suffering earth fights back as modern civilization erupts.
ISLANDS IN THE SKY (2:45 mins)
An intergalactic tour: lively music and strange creatures, like us, tackling survival.
CHECKOUT CHICK (1:30 mins)
As we go through the checkout line at the supermarket, what is the real cost of our purchases?
HOBBY (1 minute)
Captain of industry criss-crosses the world to find the perfect fishing hole, but what's the catch?
FRED AND THE APPLE WORLD (2:30 mins)
Hungry? Fred just doesn't know when to stop.
THE SOLUTION (45 seconds)
The Animation Workshop
A stark proposal for solving the world's problems.
EXHIBIT A (2 mins)
A futuristic trip to the museum....
ENLIGHTENMENT (3 mins)
A woodpecker pecks some sense into the humans destroying the forest.
EQUILIBRIUM (3:30 mins)
Tipping the scales...What's the right balance?
BALANCE AND HARMONY (2:20 mins)
Simple strokes paint a bright future.
THE ESCAPE (3:12 mins)
A couch potato escapes to the real world...or does he?
Grade Level: 5-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1993
Copyright Date: 1993
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-826-0
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-522-8
"An example of how powerful visual communication can be...This production is unique and has incredible potential for classroom applications... (In libraries) it might soon become a resource that is always checked out. Not only is it entertaining, it is thought-provoking, and the images are radical enough that even the MTV generation will likely relate to them."
**** Video Rating Guide for Libraries