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Benjamin Franklin: Scientist and Inventor (1993)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Comedy  -  1 June 1993 (USA)
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Benjamin Franklin knows that a traveling show "magician" is using an electromagnetic generating machine to perform the "tricks." Intrigued by the possibilities of electricity, Franklin buys... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Alan Nash ...
Ben Franklin (voice)
Margaret Crowell ...
Deborah (voice)
Bryan Gardner ...
Dr. Spencer (voice)
Christopher P. Angelos ...
William (voice) (as Christopher Angelos)
Dale Zabriskie ...
John (voice)
John Nicolaysen ...
Hill (voice)
Eric Jensen ...
Mr. Miller (voice)
Jared Pauls ...
Governor Keith (voice)
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Benjamin Franklin knows that a traveling show "magician" is using an electromagnetic generating machine to perform the "tricks." Intrigued by the possibilities of electricity, Franklin buys the machine. On a wall at his home, hang Franklin's "many hats." He is- or has been - a diplomat, inventor, printer, postmaster and fire chief. Now he contemplates the power of electricity. He doesn't know what to do with it, but he knows it is important. "The power of the future," he says, "the friend of mankind." But right now mankind in Philadelphia is threatened by a series of thunderstorms. With regularity, lightning strikes, setting fires all over the town. Franklin's fire department, although equipped with the latest 18th Century fire-fighting equipment, is helpless against its power. Meanwhile, Franklin continues to play with electricity. He begins to understand how electricity flows from one place to another. Another lightning bolt sets fire to yet another house. Justice Hill declares that... Written by Nest Family Entertainment

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When I Run Out of Sky
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson
Performed by David Bietros
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