Music, Animation and Dr. Seuss Help Kids Express Their Feelings
Dr. Seuss's My Many Colored Days, the newest title in the Minnesota Orchestra's award-winning NotesAlive! StoryConcert Video Series, features narration by Oscar-winning actress Holly Hunter. The video, which follows the adventures of a child and his dog as they experience a range of feelings through color and music, features bright, bold, colorful 3-D animation of original illustrations, using state-of-the-art motion capture animation. From happy Pink Days to quiet Green Days, children will see how the Arts enhance the expression of their feelings, as colorful animation is connected to musical sounds and rhythms. The video also gives an in-depth look at how the story, animation and music were created, including interviews with the animators, the composer and Theodor S. Geisel's (Dr. Seuss) widow - all for only $20. Minnesota Orchestra Visual Entertainment, Minneapolis, MN, (888) 666-6837.
This article originally appeared in the 06/01/1999 issue of THE Journal.