Thursday, December 29, 2016

Literary Toons: Long Ago & Far Away (1989)

Perhaps in response to Hanna-Barbera's DTV series, The Greatest Adventure: Stories From The Bible, PBS' Long Ago & Far Away featured at least two stories drawn from the Bible.

Before we get to the video, a little backstory on Long Ago. Produced by PBS affiliate WGBH of Boston, which also was responsible for iconic PBS series such as Evening At Pops and Zoom, Long Ago brought some children's picture books to life, mostly narrated by series host James Earl Jones. The series lasted 4 years (1989-93), but certainly deserves to be revived for a new audience.

Let's take a look at the episode, "Noah's Ark". The open has been edited off.

H-B also adapted this classic excerpt from the book of Genesis for The Greatest Adventure, and perhaps we'll look at that another time.

No rating. Never saw the show.

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