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Schoolhouse Rock: A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing

A Noun Is A Person, Place Or Thing, a 1973 Grammar Rock episode from Schoolhouse Rock. Related watching: Verb: That’s What’s Happening, Unpack Your Adjectives, and more Schoolhouse Rock.

Watch Chuck Jones draw Bugs Bunny

Chuck Jones shows how to draw Bugs Bunny, a clip from the 1991 documentary Chuck Amuck: The Movie.

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW: 43 Cartoon Theme Songs

Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW performs a medley of 43 Cartoon Theme Songs. Who doesn’t love watching music being performed as animated action happens all over the place? After yo...

John Wilson Orchestra: Scott Bradley‘s Tom & Jerry cartoon music

For the two adults in our house, this music brings back some rowdy cartoon cat and mouse tv memories from childhood. For the two kids in our house, it’s an orchestra playing energetic, ja...

Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни-Пух, 1969) by Russian animator Fyodor Khitruk

Comparing different versions of familiar stories can be a great example of how many ways there are to see the world. The video above is a fascinating example: Winnie-the-Pooh (Винни-Пух, 1969) by Russian animator Fyo...

Sesame Street: Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home

Classic Sesame Street: Lost Boy Remembers His Way Home.

Schoolhouse Rock: Them Not-So-Dry Bones

Ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and tendons all need our skeletons. And so do we! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Them Not-So-Dry Bones (1979).

Schoolhouse Rock! Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974)

Read, click, watch, learn, sing along! It’s Schoolhouse Rock's Verb: That’s What’s Happening (1974). 

Sesame Street: Pinball Countdown

Has the kid seen this 1977 Sesame Street classic? Pinball Countdown, featuring the Pointer Sisters.

Schoolhouse Rock! Counting by Fives

The very catchy Counting by Fives from Schoolhouse Rock!

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphony (1937)

The Old Mill, a Walt Disney Silly Symphonies cartoon from 1937. Like many of the later Silly Symphonies, The Old Mill was a testing-ground for advanced animation techniques. Marking the first use of Disney’s...

Schoolhouse Rock: Unpack Your Adjectives

Schoolhouse Rock's Unpack Your Adjectives. Fun! Catchy! Educational! Classic! (Updated video link.)

Schoolhouse Rock: Telegraph Line (Nervous System)

We aren’t using the telegraph as a metaphor anymore, but why aren’t we still teaching our kids about the central nervous system, peripheral nerves, the autonomic system in cartoons? Don’t our brains...

To Spring (1936)

To Spring, a Harman and Ising cartoon made in 1936 for Metro Goldwyn Mayer. I loved this cartoon when I was a kid. The colors. The rhymes and music. The saga. Time to pass it along…  Upda...

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is one of 2012's Oscar nominees for best Short Film (animated). We really, really enjoyed this. You can read more about its inspirations (B...

Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree

Back in 1964, Shel Silverstein wrote The Giving Tree, a widely loved children’s book written now translated into more than 30 languages. It’s a story about the human condition, about giving and receiving, using an...

They Might Be Giants: Meet the Elements

If only I’d seen this when I was a kid, high school chemistry would have made more sense! And maybe I would have been loudly singing, “Elephants are mostly made of four elements!” like some other co-...