Grades 3-12, College, Adult
Directed by Nick Hilligoss
DVD Purchase $395, Rent $65
VHS Purchase $395, Rent $65
US Release Date: 2004
Copyright Date: 2003
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-421-4
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-420-6
Children's Stories: Animation
Technology and Society
Awards and Festivals
Gold WorldMedal, New York Festivals
Best Environmental Preservation Short, Artivist Film Festival
Youth Jury Award and Best Animation, ReeL to ReaL International Film Festival for Youth
Best Animated Film, Green Vision Environmental Film Festival, Russia
Prize of Honor, Ekotopfilm, Slovak Republic
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Carrousel international du film de Rimouski
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
The Green Festival, Washington DC
Muddy River Environmental Film Festival
A Series of 5 Programs|
Five funny animated films follow the exploits of Eco, the green pest controller with an ingenious solution for every problem.
There must be a way to get rid of pests without poisoning the environment. A good way...GOOD RIDDANCE!
Created by Nick Hilligoss -- the brilliant clay animator of Turtle World and the other films in the acclaimed Bunch of Fives series -- GOOD RIDDANCE follows the exploits of Eco, the clean, green pest controller with a clever biological solution for every pest problem. But getting rid of pests the clean and green way isn't always easy; sometimes the solutions don't quite work out the way they should. But many times, if the problem is looked at in a new way, it can become part of the solution.
This light-hearted look at thwarted good intentions reminds us that when looking for an ecological solution to a problem, it's good to remember that everything is related.
The titles in the series are:
Good Riddance: Rats - Eco, the pest controller, applies his eco-friendly methods to a mischievous group of rats.
Good Riddance: Air Pollution - An accident leads to a radical redesign of the Eco Van.
Good Riddance: Flies - Eco uses frogs and a spider to combat a pesky fly infestation.
Good Riddance: Snails - An organic garden has been overrun by a mob of hungry snails.
Good Riddance: Termites - Eco combats a nest of termites that are dining on his home.
"Recommended for school media centers serving grades 3 and higher. Public libraries might use this film when presenting a themed story hour."
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