Grades 3-12, College, Adult
Directed by Nick Hilligoss
DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1997
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-770-1
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-768-9
Children's Stories: Animation
Awards and Festivals
Gold Apple, National Educational Media Network Competition
Golden Tripod, National Australian Cinema Awards
Best Animation, Japan Wildlife Festival
Gold Award, Victoria & Tasmanian Film Festival
Best Animation, Festival Int'l de Cinema y Video, Gava/Spain
Silver Certificate, Prix Leonardo, Parma/Italy
Best Animation, Ecofilm Festival, Lille
Vermont International Film Festival
Cornell Environmental Film Festival
Freeze Frame International Children's Film Festival, Winnipeg
Taos Mountain Film Festival
American Conservation Film Festival
Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth
Bunch of Fives Series|
You can escape in nature.
A free-spirited, artistic soul gets thrown in jail (for drawing outside the lines). But with the use of his imagination and a box of crayons he is able to create his own wilderness, which he escapes into...only to find that wild animals get locked up too.
Other titles in the series are:
Turtle World - A powerful allegory about the survivability of Homo sapiens.
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?
"Well worth watching-- a few minutes' respite from our own busy world in a funny little universe created from the filmmaker's imagination. Beautifully done."
"Nick Hilligoss's animation is impressive and his humor sharp."