The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
Animated Storybook- "When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become Real." Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit will live forever in the annals of children's literature, coming alive through this unforgettable rendition. Told by Meryl Streep, Music by George Winston, Illustrated by David Jorgensen Awards: 1986 Grammy Award Nomination - Best Recording for Children Action For Children's Television (ACT) Award American Fil
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History of Animation, Part 2
Part two of this series  about the history of animated film starts with the animated film, Felix the Cat.
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Krazy Kat goes Wooing
Krazy Kat's serenade outside the window of Ignatz Mouse meets with a barrage of bricks.  This video is based on the comic published in the Hearst newspaper in 1916. It was originally filmed on 1 reel of 1 (ca. 70 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm. ref print.  This demonstrates film history, silent movies, as well as history of animation.
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Gertie the Dinosaur (Winsor McCay, 1914)
This film was the first to use keyframe animation.  It is not the first animated film but the first to use a cute personality for the subject. This evolved from chalk talks that McCay used in his vaudville act.
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Felix The Cat - Feline Follies - 1919
This is the very first Felix the Cat film, but in this one he is called Master Tom.  Master Tom goes on a date and the mice get into all kinds of trouble when Tom is out. This cartoon was one of a series produced by Paramount Magazine to be shown before the feature film.
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You're The Animator! game
Early film-style music accompanies this soundless game.  You can make a cartoon by selecting animation samples, and then watch your cartoon.  Includes links to information and videos on the Library of Congress website about early American cartoon animation.
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Snow White, Part 1 of 3
Disney-like animated film, with all the trimmings, of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  This is an adaptation from the Grimms' classic fairy tale, part of the series "Simsala Grimm: The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm."  Enchanting introduction shows the story is there for us in the pages of a handsome old book.  Part 1 of 3  (9:50)

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Part 3 of 3
This is the happy ending of the animated Simsala film, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," adapted from Grimms' fairy tale classic, which is waiting for us inside a handsome book on the bookshelf!  Part 3 of 3  (5:19)

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Tom Thumb, Part 1 of 2
This live action film, made in 1958, is based on the classic Tom Thumb story from the pen of the Brothers Grimm.   Entertaining for all ages, and especially for film history students, the film stars Alan Young and June Thorburn.   Peter Sellers plays the part of one of the "villains."  Songs by Peggy Lee.  Opening credits are shown on the pages of an old-fashioned scrapbook.  Male narrator with soothing British accent.  Part 1 of 2  (9:15)

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Little Red Riding Hood
This short film created by university students is directed at a first grade content standard asking students to "Identify and describe the elements of plot, setting, and characters."  The video is esentially a version of the classic "Little Red Riding Hood" with no questions or activities to go with the story.  It would work well as a starting point for familiarizing the students with the story and then creating questions that would check their knowledge of story elements.
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Cold War: After Stalin (1953-1956) Part 1 of 5
Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War (1945--1989). Jeremy Isaacs produced the 1998 program in a style similar to his previous series, The World at War (1973). Businessman Ted Turner created the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, originally broadcast on CNN in the U.S. and the BBC Two in the U.K. Kenneth Branagh. It featured interviews with leading political figures and people who witnessed and lived throu
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Cold War: After Stalin (1953-1956) Part 2 of 5
Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War (1945--1989). Jeremy Isaacs produced the 1998 program in a style similar to his previous series, The World at War (1973). Businessman Ted Turner created the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, originally broadcast on CNN in the U.S. and the BBC Two in the U.K. Kenneth Branagh. It featured interviews with leading political figures and people who witnessed and lived throu
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Cold War: After Stalin (1953-1956) Part 3 of 5
Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War (1945--1989). Jeremy Isaacs produced the 1998 program in a style similar to his previous series, The World at War (1973). Businessman Ted Turner created the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, originally broadcast on CNN in the U.S. and the BBC Two in the U.K. Kenneth Branagh. It featured interviews with leading political figures and people who witnessed and lived throu
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Cold War: After Stalin (1953-1956) Part 4 of 5
Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War (1945--1989). Jeremy Isaacs produced the 1998 program in a style similar to his previous series, The World at War (1973). Businessman Ted Turner created the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, originally broadcast on CNN in the U.S. and the BBC Two in the U.K. Kenneth Branagh. It featured interviews with leading political figures and people who witnessed and lived throu
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Cold War: After Stalin (1953-1956) Part 5 of 5
Cold War is a twenty-four episode television documentary series about the Cold War (1945--1989). Jeremy Isaacs produced the 1998 program in a style similar to his previous series, The World at War (1973). Businessman Ted Turner created the series as a joint production between the Turner Broadcasting System and the BBC, originally broadcast on CNN in the U.S. and the BBC Two in the U.K. Kenneth Branagh. It featured interviews with leading political figures and people who witnessed and lived throu
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SALT 2 Strategic Arms Negotiations

Video is about the Cold War Strategic Arms negotiations during the late 70's early 80's.  Moscow and Washington were clashing over human rights.  The SS20 alarmed the NATO allies, especially the West Germans with a range of 3000 miles these missiles could hit their capitals.  The SALT 2 negotiations did not include the SS20 discussion.  The super powers had agreed new limits on strategic arms in June 1979 comp
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Bobby Kennedy - Announces Run for Presidency
While he was still Attorney General, during his brother’s administration, Bobby Kennedy told journalists that an African-American could be president of the United States within forty years.  His observations were printed in U.S. newspapers on the 27th of May, 1961.  (Tim Russert gets the year wrong in this “Meet the Press” clip.)

The day after he announced his own candidacy for the U.S. presidency, RFK appeared on television to explain why he was running.  This clip feature

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Mrs. Kennedy Speaks Following JFK's Death
Less than two months after her husband was killed, Mrs. Kennedy made a newsreel tape, thanking the American people for all their expressions of sympathy after JFK's death.  The tape was played in movie theaters, before the feature film was shown, and is now maintained in the National Archives.
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U.S. foreign policy vis a vis the middle east
An amateur video with a great deal of information through slides, film, and narration.  It is critical of U.S. policy towards the area, saying that it has led to conflict rather than the peace it claims to seek.

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No Sense Of Decency: A Documentary
Documentary on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy and the effect of television on his fall from power
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