Grades 3-12, College, Adult
Directed by Nick Hilligoss
DVD Purchase $395 VHS Purchase $395
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 96-8
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-815-5
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-766-2
Children's Stories: Animation
Awards and Festivals
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Artivist Film Festival
A Series of 5 Programs|
Bunch of Fives
Five funny animated films comment ruefully on our relationship with the natural world.
A major new talent in animation, Nick Hilligoss, has produced a brilliant series of five wordless films that make us laugh as we reflect on the lessons we still have to learn if we expect to be a sustainable species.
The titles in the series are:
Turtle World - A powerful allegory about the survivability of Homo sapiens.
Cell Animation - You can escape in nature.
Lower Orders - A new and funny look at the food chain!
Banjo Frogs - An adolescent frog learns to fit in with new neighbors.
Possum's Rest - Can humans and wildlife co-exist in the suburbs?
"These award-winning programs are open to myriad interpretations and analyses, which is a feature that makes them marvelously adaptable to a widely diverse range of age levels and curricular areas. All are delightful, full of playful humor and clever drollery...an excellent series for any school or public library collection."