The Magic balloons

United States, 1968

Film
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Episode of Series “Stories Without Words”.
A little boy sells balloons along the beach. In his fantasies the balloon takes on personalities. As the boy sleeps, a young couple walks off with his balloons, and when he wakes he goes in search of them. Most of the balloons have been burst, but he finally rescues one and together they escape. Designed to develop interpretation and expression in children of the significance of scenes and events. A film without words.

Credits

production company

Learning Corporation of America

Duration

00:16:45:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1968

Appears in

Stories Without Words

Group of items

Stories Without Words

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

006572

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Balloons

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Balloons

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Imagination

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Expression in children

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Fantasy

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Balloons

Literature → Stories without words

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Fantasy

Magic, Occult & Supernatural → Imagination

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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