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This is an animated film (with some live action) that starts with a live action shot of a boy rowing a boat with a dog in the Ottawa River near the houses of parliament. It then pans out, ... See full synopsis »

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Eva Szasz

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Kees Boeke (book)
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This is an animated film (with some live action) that starts with a live action shot of a boy rowing a boat with a dog in the Ottawa River near the houses of parliament. It then pans out, changes to animation and keeps going out simulating what we can now do with satellite photography. The view pans out into the cosmos, showing the receding earth and showing our placement within our solar system and then the galaxy.

Eventually it zooms back in for a close up of the boy, showing a mosquito on his hand and then continues into a microcosm within the blood right down to nuclear level. It's fun, very imaginative and very ahead of things for 1968.

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Canada

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20 May 1970 (Sweden) See more »

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Cosmic Zone See more »

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A bit repetitive
15 July 2003 | by jellierollSee all my reviews

This basically consists of a slow animated zoom from a boy in a lake on the west coast of North America, out over the solar system and back again. The trip back seems redundant, and there is nothing spectacular in regards to the animation however the initial formation of the earth from the lake is interesting. The colors used will keep it dated in the 70s forever.


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