Investigating Wisconsin History-Making a Living: Industry
Making a Living: Industry - Series host Angie visits a lumberjack show in Hayward and wonders how that type of work evolved from a job to a tourist attraction. This prompts her to investigate the ways in which Wisconsin jobs have changed throughout history and how those changes have affected workers. As Angie explores changes in the lumbering industry, from early logging to industrial manufacturing to forest-dependent tourism, she also learns how these specific changes were reflected in Wisconsi
Investigating Wisconsin History-Wanted: History Detectives
Wanted: History Detectives - Angie, the series' host introduces herself as she looks through a family photograph album. A photograph of Angie's great-grandmother, who was a schoolteacher, sparks her curiosity. Angie wonders how she can learn more about her great-grandmother's life, and she embarks on a journey to investigate. Angie learns how written records, objects, and visual images such as photographs can help historians understand the past
Investigating Wisconsin History-Cultures in Conflict
Cultures in Conflict - This program highlights Wisconsin history between 1634 and 1832. Series host Angie finds an unusual type of architecture - halftimbering - at Old World Wisconsin. This discovery leads her to investigate how these structures came to be built here. As Angie learns about changes in housing that took place in this 200-year period, she also becomes aware of the changes Wisconsin Indians experienced during that time.
Animal Farm by George Orwell, Part 1 of 8
The Halas and Batchelor production of George Orwell's memorable fable, Animal Farm. Animated feature film in color by Technicolor, 1954. (8:49)
The World of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Pigling Bland, Part 1 of 3
Another story in this televised film series begins with a portrayal of Beatrix Potter painting on a hillside, forest creatures around her, and then running home before a rain storm. Potter goes into her cottage, talks to her rabbit, Peter, and reads aloud a story she wrote for a sick child, later published as The Tale of Pigling Bland. The animated video of this story uses Potter's illustrations and is narrated with British accents. Mus
The World of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - Tailor of Gloucester, Part 1 of 5
Another installment in this exceptional series. The film with a portrayal of Beatrix Potter listening to children carolers singing in the snow, then moves into an animation of her story, The Tailor of Gloucester. Part 1 of 5 (5:00)
The World of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny, Part 1 of 4
The film (part 1 of 4) starts and ends with the series' repeating film portrayal of Beatrix Potter (by an actress) and then moves into the animated story of The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny. Charming for all ages of animal lovers and Potter fans. (6:03)
The World of Peter Rabbit And Friends: Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Two Bad Mice
This installment of the televised film series begins with a portrayal of Beatrix Potter (by an actress) at home, writing a story in a letter to a child, and moves into the animated story, The Tale of Two Bad Mice. (7:19)
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
History of Animation, Part 2
Part two of this series about the history of animated film starts with the animated film, Felix the Cat.
History of Animation, Part 3
Part three of this series starts with the history of animation at Disney Studios. This is a student-created project that about the history of animation. Suitable for middle school and high school students.
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.
Animation Trends Timeline
For my school project.. a history timeline of animation, how it began and where it could be going. Starts from drawings done on cave walls to animation today. (5:01)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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.