Back when I posted my long lost favorite Sesame Street video, my awesome cousin Adam told me about this movie, Moonbird. It won an Academy Award in 1959 and is just so stirringly great. One of the things I loved about that Sesame Street video was the way the girl talked, and this is a movie built on a foundation of kids talking like real kids. John and Faith Hubley (audio) taped their young sons talking and then created the animation around their conversation. I love the way it rambles with kid logic, and I love the interaction between the older son and the younger son.
A few years later, the Hubleys created another delightful movie, this time based on their daughters, Georgia and Emily, called Cockaboody. Georgia is the most excellent drummer of one of my favorite bands, Yo La Tengo. So that, too, is awesome. As a special bonus, for those of you who are still reading and are looking for something else on which to wonderfully waste your time this lovely Friday morning, here is Cockaboody:
I love when Georgia turns the bear into a Cockaboody at the end. Love. It.
Hey, it’s a double feature y’all! Hope your weekend is just as great!
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Thanks Adam! Have a great trip!