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Our Mr. Sun (1956)

TV Movie  |   |  Animation  |  19 November 1956 (USA)
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Dale Phillips (Since this is an educational film dramatizing facts about the sun it would be difficult to write a summary without spoilers. This summary is meant to excite and encourage ... See full summary »

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Mr. Sun (voice)
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Dale Phillips (Since this is an educational film dramatizing facts about the sun it would be difficult to write a summary without spoilers. This summary is meant to excite and encourage viewing.) I saw this educational movie in elementary school in the mid-1950s. The idea was to introduce the sun and its role as center of the solar system. There are close-ups of the sun showing sunspots on the sun's violent surface. It was explained that the Earth rotates on its axis so we see the sun in daytime on our side of the Earth and our side of the earth is turned away from the sun at night. The Earth revolves around the sun in one year causing the seasons. Facts about the sun include the distance from Earth to sun, that the sun is a star, how hot the sun is no one can live there), and how the sun provides light plants need to grow and warms land and water. Without "Our Mr. Sun" Earth would be a frozen, lifeless lump and we would not be here. (I believe another film long these lines is "Hemo ...

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First of four educational films produced by Bell Laboratories and directed by Frank Capra on the subjects of the sun, the human circulatory system, radioactivity and the weather. These films were used regularly in classrooms since they were well produced and Bell Laboratories would supply 16mm copies of the films to schools free of charge. See more »

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Symphony No. 9 in D Minor: Ode to Joy
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Our Mr. Sun is pure nostalgia !
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Our Mr. Sun, as where all of the Bell telephone education films Are Pure nostalgia to me . I was always happy to see a movie projector set up in class, but when it was a Mr. Science film I was JAZZED ! these movies were heads above the standard audio visual fair of the 1960s ( remember film strips ? ) We saw these films once a year , and my father , who was a school teacher would bring these home to show again I never tired of them , But then Maybe I was a Right wing Christian nut and never even knew it ! ( see G Wells comment ) I am sure it's Dated now but Our Mr. Sun is pure nostalgia to me ! I think the fact that it has been released to DVD says something in it self , how many other educational films from our school days have made it to DVD ?


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