The Magic balloons

United States, 1968

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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.


production company

Learning Corporation of America



Production places
United States
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Stories Without Words

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Stories Without Words


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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






16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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