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Alexander Graham Bell (1995)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Biography  -  1 June 1995 (USA)
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"You have a gem of a great idea, if you can perfect it," Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institute tells Alexander Graham Bell when he presents his theory for the invention of the telephone... See full summary »

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Mark Hunt ...
Kevin Quinn ...
Thomas Watson (voice)
Marion Calvert ...
Mrs. Fuller (voice)
Gar Campbell ...
Gardiner Hubbard (voice)
Jake Williamson ...
Drake (voice)
Eric Gray ...
Moses Farmer (voice)
Marilyn Fox ...
Maid (voice)
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Conductor (voice)
Steve Williams ...
Mime (voice)
Nicholas Petrie ...
Deaf Child (voice) (as Nicholas Petri)
Giovanni Miglia ...
Deaf Child (voice)
Wendy Merritt ...
Deaf Child (voice)
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"You have a gem of a great idea, if you can perfect it," Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian Institute tells Alexander Graham Bell when he presents his theory for the invention of the telephone. When Thomas Watson and Bell begin their work for a multiple telegraph, Bell becomes convinced that he can send the complex sounds of human speech over a wire from its vibrations. Mr. Hubbard, the financier of the telegraph project, laughs when Bell first tells him about the idea for the project and says he will not finance it. Frustrated, Bell and Watson begin to work on the telephone while working on the telegraph without Hubbard knowing it. Bell is constantly inspired by his deaf students and longs to teach them to speak and communicate. His first dedication had always been to be a teacher of the deaf. But, as Bell becomes more and more engrossed in making the telephone invention work, he has little time to work with the students. As the inventors experience triumph in transmitting sound while ... Written by Nest Family Entertainment

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Never Give Up
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by Clive Romney
Performed by Paul Engemann
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