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Greentoons: Environmentally Aware Animation.

This forty-five minute videotape consists of fourteen short animations produced by adults as well as children. Many of the animations have won awards and been featured on television and at festivals around the country. Included are such works as Only the Cat Saw It, which won first prize at the 1992 U.S. Environmental Film Festival, Do You Care about the Earth? made by children and winner of the CINE Eagle Award and How the Loon, winner of the 1992 Chicago International Children's Film Festival Award. The video is full of observations and ideas about our environment as well as a celebration of it. A variety of animation techniques are used such as claymation, movable objects, drawing, cels and computers. It is interesting to note that several of the animations are done for and with children participating in the production. Teachers may prefer to show only one or two animation at a time and provide the opportunity for meaningful follow-up discussions and art activities. All animations on the video may not be appropriate for all age levels and audiences, but art classes from upper elementary through high school could benefit from this unique resource.
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Publication:School Arts
Article Type:Video Recording Review
Date:Dec 1, 1992
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