Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Saturday School: A 4 minute primer in an ant colony (1968)

A litte science lesson is in order, courtesy of a Micro Ventures short from The Banana Splits Adventure Hour. Here, our family is "Exploring an Ant Colony":



Consider that these cartoons were 4-4 1/2 minutes in length, compared to the show's other animated features, which were double in size, averaging 8-10 minutes. And now they want to educate our next generation? Where was this movement 45 years ago?

Rating: A.

2 comments:

magicdog said...

It's a shame there were only about 4 eps of this short made. I don't remember seeing it with the syndicated Banana Splits show, but Boomerang aired it back in the day.

If made a bit longer - they would have been great to show to science students learning about nature.

hobbyfan said...

Oh, these were part of the syndicated package, too. Because there were so few, and short, too, if you blinked, you missed them.