50 for 50: Volume 1, Tape 4: Children's Choice
Tape 4: Children's Choice includes classic titles that have provided children with endless delight. In The Dingles, a charming lady and her three cats help each other enjoy an afternoon despite a violent windstorm (7 min. 47 sec.). Paddle to the Sea is Bill Mason's classic film of a toy canoe that travels from northwest Ontario along rivers and lakes to the Atlantic (27 min. 59 sec.). A Chairy Tale: A chair that won't let itself be sat upon needs convincing (10 min. 5 sec.). A little boy decides to fight city hall when a subway goes through his house in Blackberry Subway Jam (8 min. 19 sec.). Based on the story by W.O. Mitchell, Melvin Arbuckle: Famous Canadian tells of youthful pranks in a prairie childhood (5 min.). Lady Fishbourne's Complete Guide to Better Table Manners shows what not to do at the dinner table (5 min. 57 sec.). Roch Carrier's much-loved story of what happens when a young Montreal Canadiens fan receives a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey sweater by mistake is recounted in The Sweater (10 min. 21 sec.). Tchou-tchou: A child's fantasy of a make-believe city and an encounter with an angry dragon, told entirely with blocks (13 min. 52 sec.).
1989, 89 min
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