Learn how coral reefs are formed, get to know a giant prehistoric sea turtle, attend a show called The Dancing Duck Bonanza, and more in 10 tales featuring underwater fun! Ocean Adventures' is what we call in the business a twofer for it not only keeps the kids engrossed and entertained with all its colors and go-go activities, but also provides fun and relatable topics, book ideas and great ocean knowledge.
Any child under the age of 10 will love these fun episodes and stories, and watching mine watch them, I have to admit that they were really interested in the scuba diving one after having watched Caillou and Daniel Tiger! This is a Widescreen Presentation 1. Tyrus is an award-winning documentary film about the inspiring life, art, and enduring impact of Chinese-American artist and Disney Legend, Tyrus Wong.
He was a painter, muralist, lithographer, designer and kite maker. As a film production illustrator, Wong worked for Disney and Warner Brothers, including as the lead artist on Disney's film Bambi.
Tyrus' tells the unlikely story of pioneering Guangzhou-born, American artist Tyrus Wong, who overcame a life of poverty and racism to become a celebrated painter who once exhibited with Picasso and Matisse , Hollywood sketch artist, and "Disney Legend" for his groundbreaking work on the classic animated film Bambi. Previously unseen art and interviews with Wong, movie clips and archival footage illustrate how his unique style - melding Chinese calligraphic and landscape influences with contemporary Western art - is found in everything from Disney animation and live-action Hollywood studio films Rebel Without a Cause, The Wild Bunch, April in Paris to Hallmark Christmas cards, hand-painted California dinnerware, Depression-era WPA paintings, kites, and fine art.
In closing, and what I love best about this new documentary, is that it finally corrects a historical wrong by spotlighting this seminal, but heretofore under-credited figure who passed away in at the age of From building a rocket ship in order to visit the moon, to helping an astronaut rescue his cat named Houston, out of this world adventures await in this fun-filled DVD!
Running at a super dooper minutes, this makes this brand new DVD from PBS Kids yet another massive winner - for both you and your kids, of course. Featuring a lovely selection of 10 episodes from eight different shows, with characters that you know and love, 'Outer Space Adventures' not only actually discuses and informs about outer space concepts like the moon, stars and space, in general, but due to all its vivid colors, entertains those young minds at the very same time.
All episodes are told in a simple manner for children ages and being that all your fav characters are here too, well, this DVD will definitely keep your wee ones occupied. In , police discovered the bodies of eleven women decomposing in and around the home of known sex offender.
With unprecedented access to the surviving victims, Unseen looks into how this killing spree went unnoticed for so long. As you can well imagine from reading just the intro to this new documentary, the main questions still being asked are the very same ones that after all this time are still being stonewalled. So, the first main questions is: Why had police failed to investigate the missing-persons cases?
Also, next up would be: Posing all sorts of credible questions, even proposing a few alternate avenues of exploration to be explored given all the police dead ends , 'Unseen' challenges from nearly the off the notion that nobody knew something about these tragic murders. Informing us of the on going struggle to get the semblance of any decent answers to these questions and so, so many more, the documentary also poses disturbing questions about marginalized lives and criminal justice. Directed and produced by the uber talented Laura Paglin and with wondrous cinematography from Kahlil Pedizisai, 'Unseen' is a movie you need to see.
But if having read all this you still think it's not for you, then take one more look at your neighbors The series moves from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas, uniting us all through emotional moments that enrich and enlighten - encouraging us to look at our world through a wider, more inclusive lens.
What this series demonstrates is that by visiting one's ancestral roots' locations, one can come to appreciate their ancestors even more than just using computers to do research. And, it helps all of us recognize that we are not isolated but all one very large family that share many common ancestors, no matter what our heritage.
As we quickly learn, genetic genealogy has helped tremendously within this viewpoint and so I would not have known about it without Dr. This fourth season advances this journey with a special focus on the experiences of individual families across time, looking at how our ancestors have preserved and redefined cherished traditions as they've crossed the globe.
Indeed, the series also written by Gates, Jr. Taken together, their stories illuminate the vast kaleidoscope of culture, race, and experience that make up our nation and world. Based on the bestselling children's book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' follows siblings Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby, and Rufus the dog, who decide one day to go on an adventure through whirling snowstorms, oozing mud, and dark forests in search of bears! The story line is a sweet little adventure that treads delicately with the loss of a grandparent.
Everyone goes back to their normal life having grown and learned something. For our tender-hearted little one, the ending is an opportunity to make up stories about how Rosie and the bear get to see each other later; maybe in yet another adventure.
There are always lots of honey sandwiches involved and so, of course, come the end, my wee one wanted just that for tea! In conclusion, this short, sweet video interpretation of the classic story charmed my 2 year old from start to finish and so I know it will your wee ones also.
During a time when Britain was divided, unstable, and violent, the world's first secret service was born. Run by William and Robert Cecil, this father-and-son team had the duty of protecting the Queen and the Country.
Join leading historians as they examine the biggest events of Elizabeth's reign. This is a fascinating documentary, albeit too short in my own humble opinion, of the special guard, shall we call them, that protected and served Queen Elizabeth I whilst she was in power.
Leading historians study the period from different key players' points of view. They dissect the minds and motivations of key players, to uncover an intricate, covert spy network, revealing how Elizabethan England really was. Indeed, 'Queen Elizabeth's Secret Agents' takes us through the biggest events of Elizabeth's reign, the entrapment and execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, the capture and escape of catholic fugitive John Gerard and the most infamous terrorist conspiracy in British history, the Gunpowder Plot.
In the closing decades of the nineteenth century, the U. During what has become known as the Gilded Age, the population of the United States doubled in the span of a single generation. The nation became the world's leading producer of food, coal, oil, and steel, attracted vast amounts of foreign investment, and pushed into markets in Europe and the Far East. As for that term for this period, it came into use in the s and s and was derived from writer Mark Twain's novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today, which satirized an era of serious social problems masked by a thin gold gilding.
Its beginning in the years after the American Civil War overlaps the Reconstruction Era which ended in It was followed in the s by the Progressive Era. Moving on, and as national wealth expanded, two classes rose simultaneously, separated by a gulf of experience and circumstance that was unprecedented in American life.
These disparities sparked passionate and violent debate over questions still being asked in our own times: How is wealth best distributed, and by what process? Does government exist to protect private property or provide balm to the inevitable casualties of a churning industrial system? Should the government concern itself chiefly with economic growth or economic justice? The battles over these questions were fought in Congress, the courts, the polling place, the workplace and the streets.
The outcome of these disputes was both uncertain and momentous, and marked by a passionate vitriol and level of violence that would shock the conscience of many Americans today. The act of terror that, just as the bells of Trinity Church tolled and hundreds of Wall Street as workers headed out for their noontime break, caused an almighty explosion outside the headquarters of J.
Morgan and Company - the world's most powerful banking institution, still haunt those who were associated with it that day. Indeed, the blast turned the nation's financial center into a war zone and left 38 dead and hundreds more seriously injured.
As financial institutions around the country went on high alert, many wondered if this was the strike against American capitalism that radical agitators had so long discussed. The bombing was never solved, although investigators and historians believe the Wall Street bombing was carried out by Galleanists Italian anarchists , a group responsible for a series of bombings the previous year.
The attack was related to postwar social unrest, labor struggles, and anti-capitalist agitation in the United States. This American Experience documentary examines one of the worst terrorist attacks in U. Edgar Hoover and sparked a bitter national debate about how far the government should go to protect the nation from acts of political violence.
From lobster claws and dog teeth to bee stings and snake fangs, every creature depends on a weapon. Showcasing astonishing wildlife cinematography, 'Extreme Animal Weapons' investigates the riddle of outsize weaponry, uncovers a bold new theory about what triggers an animal arms race, and explores the secrets that underlies nature's battleground. Extreme Animal Weapons' is one of the most incredible, enthralling hour's that I've spent watching a documentary in years. The documentary, with incredible close up photography and cinematography, showcases the fact that most every creature on Earth depends on a weapon of some sort to survive.
Ergo, 'Extreme Animal Weapons' brings forth imagery of animals with oversized weaponry, whilst at the same time uncovering a bold new theory about what triggers an animal battle in the very first place. At the very northern edge of North America is Ellesmere Island, where the unforgiving Arctic winds tear through the tundra, dipping temperatures to 40 below zero. Discover the White Wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet in the Ellesmere's unforgiving ice and snow.
Here they take you out into the middle of nowhere, knee deep within the Arctic with frost and subzero temperatures eight months out of the year abounding. And for our pleasure, our viewing requirements, those men and women that brave those temps manage to capture so many great cinematic scenes of wolf families with so much drama that you wonder if the wolves themselves were in on it from the very start!
Arctic Wolf Pack' is an absolutely divine look into the lives of these creatures and also comes complete with some delightful, and perfect musical backing. Also, it should be noted that the narration by Campbell Scott was brilliant and fits in perfectly to what we view.
In closing, Director Oliver Goetzl has given us a splendid look into these wolves and how when they are traveling farther and farther away from their den each day, that it puts these hunters and their children at risk in this fight for survival.
The Human Cost of War' takes a broad look at the U. Department of Veterans Affairs - examining the organization's history, leadership, structure, funding and relationship to veterans. For those not in the know, the Veterans Administration is the second largest government agency and one of the most mismanaged.
When they finally see a doctor, most often the doctor prescribes pills, pills and more pills. In , , veterans' applications went unprocessed. Over , veterans died waiting for help. This is very, very wrong! In , Congress authorized outpatient clinics, but the demand outstripped the supply. In , there were two million veterans over the age of In , there were 10 million vets! Our healthcare system for our veterans must be improved. Young adults should question and investigate the material presented in this DVD, especially those considering joining the armed forces.
It is shameful how the government treats its returning soldiers who have given their all and returned home half the person they were when they left. This is educational and a socially conscience piece. It is an eye-opener for the general public, many of whom may not a clue of how dismal the situation is for our vets.
They have no idea how ill equipped the VA is to handle medical or mental health issues on a timely basis. Since , we have had almost 20 vet suicides a day, because of the lack of appropriate health care.
As a nation, we should be questioning our Congressmen and women as well as local officials in regards to VA services. It's not just the physical affects of war that are killing our vets, but the mental and emotion illness as well. Suicide rates are very high among soldiers returning from war and who have not gotten any help from doctors to adjust to living with themselves after their wartime experiences.
There aren't enough doctors to care for these soldiers once they leave the service.