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The Magic of Discovery

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A compilation of seven animated shorts sure to delight imaginative, curious preschoolers. Titles include: Body Talking: Candid outdoor scenes of children and adults illustrate the many ways in which people transmit messages through gesture, facial expression, posture and movement (5 min. 45 sec.); The Animal Movie: An animated cartoon to help children explore why and how animals move as they do (9 min. 47 sec.); Adventures: A little raccoon encounters many adventures when he strays from home to explore the world (10 min. 6 sec.); The Sky Is Blue: A fanciful story, done in paper cut-outs, of a boy's journey through the skies on the tail of a kite (4 min. 38 sec.); A Sense of Touch: Evocative images stimulate associations between visual and tactile information (6 min. 27 sec.); Matrioska: An animated dance of painted, wooden Russion dolls, hollow inside and of graded sizes so that the largest holds all the rest (4 min. 46 sec.); and Dimensions: Simple actions achieve surprising results in this lesson on proportions. When a man wants a door or furnishings, all he has to do is draw a rectangle and there they are. If too high or too low, a raising or lowering of a finger puts everything right (12 min. 13 sec.).

1983, 53 min 43 s

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