Most widely held works by Churchill Films
The Mouse and the motorcycle ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1986 and 1999 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
While staying with friends in a mountain hotel, Keith Gridley finds out that he has no friends to play with--until he meets a tiny, talkative mouse named Ralph who has a fondness for Keith's two-wheel motorcycle. The boy and mouse soon become friends; and Ralph finds immense fun zipping around the hotel on Keith's motorcycle. But Keith is taken with a bad fever and Ralph, who overcomes his fears of many dangers, sets out to find the medicine which will help save his human friend.
Runaway Ralph ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1993 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
The further adventures of Beverly Cleary's beloved Ralph S. Mouse find him running away from his hotel home to avoid sharing his motorcycle.
Ralph S. Mouse --and more exciting animal adventure stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
In "Ralph S. Mouse," there are too many mice at the Mountain View Inn, so Ralph must leave. He persuades his friend Ryan to take him to school, where the fun and the danger begin. "Stanley and the Dinosaurs" features the adventures of Stanley, a caveman who likes to garden and paint pictures. When Mother and Father Elephant are lost at sea, their elephant son is left all alone. But not for long. Old "Uncle Elephant," who has more wrinkles than the beach has sand, makes a new home for his young nephew.
Danny and the dinosaur --and more friendly "monster" stories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 463 libraries worldwide
Danny and the dinosaur: When Danny visits the museum, he thinks it would be nice to play with a dinosaur. It's great fun when the dinosaur is just as eager to play with Danny. The two spend a whole day together. The Island of the Skog: A band of mice and their leader set sail to an island inhabited by a hostile Skog with gigantic feet. But when the two parties finally meet face to face, they find they have a lot more in common than they thought. The beast of Monsieur Racine: Monsieur Racine lays a trap and catches a marauder, a strange but harmless-looking beast, who has been stealing his prize pears. What happens when Monsieur Racine presents his catch to the Academy of Science throws Paris into an uproar.
Curious George goes to the hospital ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Through the use of puppet animation, tells about a monkey named Curious George who swallows a piece of jigsaw puzzle and undergoes a doctor's examination, diagnostic tests, and surgery. The monkey's hilarious behavior and rapid recovery help to reassure young viewers facing their own hospitalization.
The exiles ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 333 libraries worldwide
"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare.
Curious George comes to America ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Curious George comes to America: Join the man with the yellow hat as he meets George in the jungle and decides to bring him to the city. George doesn't mean any harm, but his shipboard antics soon get him into trouble. Based on the character of Curious George created by Margret and H.A. Rey. Frog and Toad together: Join Frog and Toad as they learn about patience, willpower, and the importance of friendship. Frog and Toad are friends: Frog and Toad learn showing what it really means to be true friends.
Ralph S. Mouse ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Presents the further adventures of Ralph, the motorcycle riding mouse who goes to school and becomes the instigator of an investigation of rodents and the peacemaker for two lonely boys. Live action and puppet animation.
Stories about Ralph S. Mouse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 302 libraries worldwide
In "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" Ralph makes a friend. Stuck at a hotel for the weekend, Kevin lets Ralph borrow his toy motorcycle, and while out for a spin Ralph has a series of exciting adventures. Ralph returns for "Runaway Ralph" wherein he runs away from his home at the Mountain View Inn. But the Happy Acres Summer Camp is not what Ralph has in mind - lucky for him, his friend Garf is a friend indeed. In "Ralph S. Mouse," there are too many mice at the Mountain View Inn, so Ralph must leave. He persuades his friend Ryan to take him to school, where the fun and the danger begin.
Mouse soup ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
In this animated musical film, Mouse gets snatched up by a hungry Weasel who is determined to make him into soup. Mouse weaves one tale after another - all leading to his escape.
Frog and Toad are friends Frog and Toad : behind the scenes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Includes five familar tales of Frog and Toad. Shows how the animation in the award-winning film was achieved. Demonstrates how the characters were sculpted, the synchronization of arm and leg movement, as well as matching lip movements to the sound tract.
Frog and Toad together ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Presents animated adaptations of four of the Frog and Toad stories that illustrate the importance of patience, trust, willpower, and friendship.
Printing transforms knowledge ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Describes the transformation of the medieval world, which had to rely largely on memorized knowledge and the spoken word, when Gutenberg discovered printing. Covers the increase in literacy, the secularization of learning, and the acceleration and systematization of knowledge. Also discusses the contribution that printing made to the Protestant Reformation and the beginnings of nationalism.
Darwin's revolution ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Reveals how Darwin's writings undermined the concept of an orderly, unchanging universe and with it the belief in the biblical theory of creation. Also considers how aspects of Darwinism were used to political and economic advantage to justify nazism, robber baron style capitalism, and communism.
Science revises the heavens ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
Deals with advances made during the Scientific Revolution, including Copernicus's explanation that the heavens do not revolve around the earth, Galileo's exploration of the acceleration of falling objects, and Newton's theories, and examines the bitter conflict that these ideas caused within the Catholic Church.
Scientific imagination in the Renaissance ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Shows the startling changes that grew out of the study of Arab optics. From the discovery of perspective geometry came new painting and architecture, the ability to measure at a distance and to map the world, and the confidence that allowed Columbus to cross the Atlantic. Above all the new knowledge led to a new individualism.
The Factory and marketplace revolution ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Describes the origins of the Industrial Revolution and the resulting growth of urbanization, the creation of the factory system and an industrial working class, and the exploitation of the planet.
It started with the Greeks ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Explains how the questioning, rational attitude of the ancient Greeks has continued through the centuries in the West and has led to constantly changing knowledge and discovery, thus creating conflict between these changes and inherently conservative institutions. Also discusses the thesis of the series that particularly important developments in the history of Western thought have produced corresponding changes in who we are.
Curious George ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Fully animated, three-dimensional figures bring to life the story of George, the monkey who is taken from the jungle and goes on a series of adventures on land and sea.
The New physics Newton revised ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Deals with the new era of scientific inquiry that started around 1800 with the study of the properties of electricity. Reviews advances in the study of magnetism and its relation to electricity, light, and subatomic particles. Also discusses the confusion between science and technology and the layman's essentially commonsense Newtonian view of the world while the scientific world is actually relative and uncertain.
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