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Animated Hero Classics Collection(1991-2007)

The Animated Hero Classic Series consists of 20 inspiring and educational stories of heroic men and women, with the emphasis placed on their accomplishments in world history and social sciences. The series focuses on the role in which they contributed to developing social, economic and political structures as well as in establishing and spreading ideas that helped to transform the world forever.


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Animated Hero Classics: Christopher Columbus(1991)

30min

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 ...

Animated Hero Classics: George Washington(1992)

28min

George Washington, “The father of America,” comes to life in this remarkable story about his extraordinary accomplishments as a military leader. This inspiring tale shows Washington at his best—courageous, determined, humble, brave, and patriotic.

Animated Hero Classics: Florence Nightingale(1993)

At the height of the Crimean War, English soldiers were wounded and dying by the hundreds. Into the rat and flea-infested facilities stepped a woman of uncompromising convictions, great patience and an iron will. Florence Nightingale, “The Lady of the Lamp,” changed the science and practice of nursing all over the world.

Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison(1993)

Thomas Edison opens up the laboratory of America’s most celebrated inventor and invites you to explore its secrets. Sprinkled with humor and packed with little-known details about the search for a working electric light bulb, this story will help you see for yourself why Edison quipped, “Genius is about one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”.

Animated Hero Classics: Abraham Lincoln(1993)

28min

Over a century ago, only one man stood in the way of the disintegration of the United States of America—and he was a gangly, storytelling country lawyer from Illinois with no political experience at the national level. And yet by the sheer force of his will and his uncompromising stand on critical issues, Abraham Lincoln not only saved the nation but carved out an immortal place in world history.

Animated Hero Classics: Pocahontas(1994)

25min

Except for the courage of Pocahontas, the English settlers at Jamestown in the early 17th century would have died from starvation and exposure. Her brave intervention saved the settlers’ lives and brought peace between two very different peoples. History comes alive as you meet an inquisitive girl who grows into a great ambassador for peace.

Animated Hero Classics: Louis Pasteur(1995)

The great French scientist, struggling with his own limitations from a stroke, is not deterred by scientific criticism nor failed experiments. Pasteur had the courage to look into the unseen world and his perfected vaccines are his gifts to mankind.

Animated Hero Classics: Leonardo da Vinci(1996)

G
| 30min

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452-May 2, 1519) was an Italian scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, musician, and writer. Although revered as one of the greatest painters of all time, da Vinci also excelled in the field of engineering, conceptually inventing a helicopter, a tank, a calculator, the use of concentrated solar power, an elementary theory of plate tectonics, the double hull, and much more!

Directed by Richard Rich

Animated Hero Classics: Joan of Arc(1996)

30min | Drama, Animation

As a young girl, Joan lived in the French countryside. One day, she heard voices from heaven talking to her. The voices told Joan that she was called to help fight for the freedom of France. They also told her that Prince Charles was to be anointed and crowned the rightful king of France. Joan went to see Prince Charles but the Prince said to send her away. The warrior, Le Hire, reminded Charles of a prophesy that said a young maiden would save France. Prince Charles agreed to see Joan but planned to prove that she was a fake. Charles switched clothes with his tailor and hid in the crowd of people when Joan entered the room. He believed if Joan had special powers, she would be able to identify him. Joan was not fooled and she quickly bowed before him. The Prince was convinced so he made her a commander in his army. Under Joan's command new supplies and soldiers made it into Orleans and the English fled. Talbot, the leader of the English military, believed Joan must be a witch ...

Animated Hero Classics: Harriet Tubman(1996)

G
| 30min
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Animated movie of Harriet Tubman.

Animated Hero Classics: Galileo(1997)

30min

Galileo Galilei (February 15, 1564-January 8, 1642) was an Italian physicist, astronomer, astrologer, and philosopher associated with the scientific revolution. In addition to discovering that the Earth revolves around the sun, Galileo is also credited for making improvements to the telescope and making the first systematic study of uniformly accelerated motion. Learn about Galileo's courage and ingenuity in this 30-minute animated educational DVD that teaches how his integrity led to a whole new universe of discovery and knowledge! Source: Nest Family Learning.

Animated Hero Classics: Marie Curie(1997)

30min

Marie Curie (November 17, 1867-July 4, 1934) was a Polish-French physicist and chemist. A pioneer in the study of radioactivity, Madame Curie ventured to discover the "X" in X-rays. In addition to being the first female professor at the Sorbonne, Marie Curie was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize for discovering the elements radium and polonium and was the first two-time Nobel laureate. Teach passionate resolve, determination, and how to overcome challenges with this 30-minute animated educational DVD about Marie Curie. Source: Nest Family Learning.

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Animated Hero Classics: Marco Polo(1997)

30min

Marco Polo (September 15, 1254-January 8, 1324) was a well-traveled Venetian explorer and trader. He intrigued audiences with his tales of magnificent palaces filled with precious stones, rivers filled with gold, and "men with tails" (aka, monkeys) who threw nuts as large as a man's head (aka, coconuts). He described things that no one had ever witnessed, and so no one believed him. His audiences were certain he had never visited these wondrous places. . . .yet he had! Teach honesty, adventure, and courage with this 30-minute animated educational DVD about Marco Polo. Source: Nest Family Learning.

Animated Hero Classics: Beethoven(2005)

Even as a young boy, Beethoven marched to the beat of a different drummer. Trained in the traditional music methods by his father, Beethoven was an accomplished pianist by the age of 12. But he yearned to try new sounds and persevered until audiences heard his music. By his early twenties, this persistent young man performed for Joseph Haydn, who compared him to the great Mozart. Sadly, Beethoven began to lose his hearing, but he threw himself even more deeply into his music, composing "Fur Elise," "Sonata Pathetique" and the dramatic "Fifth Symphony" years later, audience members heard what he could not and leapt to their feet in ecstatic appreciation for such passionate music. His creativity gave the world then, as it does today, music that stirs the soul. The video begins in 1827 with 30,000 people paying tribute to the great Beethoven in Vienna, Austria. Then the video switches to his life as a child...

Animated Hero Classics: The Wright Brothers(2007)

G
| 30min

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 ...

Animated Hero Classics: Maccabees(2007)

In Jerusalem the temple was the Holy Place, a place that King David’s son had built for worship. The enemy of the Jews had destroyed this temple and the Greeks had begun to attack and ruin the sacred treasures previously used in temple ceremonies. The spirit of the faithful Jews was broken as they saw their world falling about them.

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