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Christopher Columbus 

We first meet Christopher Columbus as an exuberant boy of Genoa, Italy, who wants only one thing - an adventurous life at sea. As he grows into young manhood, he becomes an expert sailor. ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Rich

Writer:

Brian Nissen (screenplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Matthew Davis Matthew Davis ... Christopher Columbus (voice)
Joe Lynch Joe Lynch ... Talavera (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... Pinzon (voice) (as Greg Snow)
Patrick Page ... Bosco (voice)
Remi Sandri Remi Sandri ... Gaspar (voice)
Gregg Coffin Gregg Coffin ... Lope (voice)
Sheryl Taub Sheryl Taub ... Queen Isabella (voice)
Ray Porter Ray Porter ... King Ferdinand / King John (voice)
Lisa Michelson Lisa Michelson ... Rodrigo (voice) (as Lisa Paulette)
Don Burroughs Don Burroughs ... Bartholomew Columbus (voice)
Paul O'Connor Paul O'Connor ... Giovanni / Domineco Columbus (voice)
Joshua Hunter Joshua Hunter ... Young Christopher Columbus (voice)
Jeff Kramer Jeff Kramer ... Spanish Sailor (voice)
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We first meet Christopher Columbus as an exuberant boy of Genoa, Italy, who wants only one thing - an adventurous life at sea. As he grows into young manhood, he becomes an expert sailor. When King John offers a handsome reward for the captain who can find the fastest route to the treasures of India, Columbus realizes he has found his calling. Columbus is convinced that the most direct route to the Far East is by sailing due west around the globe. But King John only laughs at Columbus. "No one has ever sailed to the west on the great ocean. It cannot be done." Columbus' determination keeps his dream alive. Many years later, in search of support for his voyage of discovery, Columbus is in the court of Queen Isabella of Spain. He tells her, "I have met many men who say it is impossible to sail west. They all have one thing in common - none of them has sailed west." The Queen is intrigued by Columbus' determination, but Spain is at war. She can spare neither ships nor money for such an ... Written by Nest Family Entertainment

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Animation

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 June 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Animated Hero Classics: Christopher Columbus See more »

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Color
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Version of Cristóbal Colón (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wind's Going My Way
Music by Lex de Azevedo
Lyrics by Carol Lynn Pearson
Performed by Amick Byram
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Whitewashes genocide
5 July 2018 | by nafpsSee all my reviews

Whitewashes genocide, teaching children Columbus was a hero instead of the mass murderer and slave trader he was. While it's understandable not to show extremely graphic content to kids, they should not be fed outright lies. They could at least be told he was an evil man who harmed people, much like children get taught about another genocide, the Holocaust.


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