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The Wright Brothers (1996)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Biography  -  1 June 1996 (USA)
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Two bicycle repairmen embark on their dream to fly. With no formal training as either scientists or engineers, they study Lilienthal's diagrams for his glider and learn from experience the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Robert Cottrell ...
Orville (voice)
Jake Williamson ...
Wilbur / Parisian Husband / French Reporter (voice)
William Dennis Hunt ...
Bishop Wright (voice)
Brian Nissen ...
Santos-Dumont (voice)
Mark Hunt ...
Chanute (voice)
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Reporter (voice)
Gregory Daven ...
Dan Tate (voice)
Tim Fitzgerald ...
Farman (voice)
Art Manke ...
Voisin (voice)
Kristie Transeau ...
Parisian Wife (voice)
Thom Marks ...
Telegrapher (voice)
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Two bicycle repairmen embark on their dream to fly. With no formal training as either scientists or engineers, they study Lilienthal's diagrams for his glider and learn from experience the keys to controlled flight. As young boys, Wilbur and Orville Wright are full of ideas, enthusiasm and dreams. Above their bicycle repair shop they discover how birds are able to balance by tilting their wings - wing warping. They want to make a glider to do the same thing. "You have a dream, you should do it," their father encourages them. After writing to the "center of knowledge for flight'" Octave Chanute, they learn the best place to glide is Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. They tell Chanute about wing warping and make him promise not to tell anyone until they can perfect it. Their first attempts are unsuccessful, however, as they realize that Lilienthal's figures were incorrect. Wilbur and Orville begin experimenting with the figures. Meanwhile, others are beginning to take flight, but only in the ... Written by Nest Family Entertainment

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Can't Keep My Feet on the Ground
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by Clive Romney and Peggy De Azevedo
Performed by Brett Raymond
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