Grades 5-12, College, Adult
Produced by World Wide Fund for Nature/UK
DVD Purchase $59, Rent $35
VHS Purchase $59, Rent $35
US Release Date: 1993
Copyright Date: 1993
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-826-0
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-522-8
Children's Stories: Animation
Awards and Festivals
Best Children's Program, MountainFilm Telluride
Chicago International Children's Film Festival
New England Children's Film & Video Festival
British Animation Week, ICA, London
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Eleven funny shorts on the environment.
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?
"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."
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