Featured in the Animation World Store this week: Brussels '99 Festival Catalog by Folioscope and Weston Woods Rare Classic Children's Collection.
- Store addition: The 1999 edition of the Brussels festival publication, with information in 3 languages (French, Dutch, English) on all the films and other events from this year's festival. The catalog is available for $6.00 plus s/h. In addition to the Brussels festival publications, the Folioscope catalog in the store includes a rare selection of videos, featuring pioneer Belgian animator Raoul Servais ("Harpya", Night Fly"); the famous "Pat & Mat" Czech puppets; "Land of the Fantastic" animated shorts; La Cambre School films and a Best of the Brussels Cartoon and Animated Film Festival. Some of the tapes are for sale in Belgium only, and in PAL European format. However, it's worth skimming through this catalog of rare videos.
- In the spotlight: Weston Woods Classic Children's Collection. We challenge you to find these remarkable films anywhere other than AWN! Typically offered only to the educational markets, this collection from five of America's most acclaimed children's book authors are guaranteed to entertain kids and parents over and over again. For almost half a century, Weston Woods has been using award-winning animators to animate award-winning books. Caldecott winners like Maurice Sendak's "Where the Wild Things Are" and Newbury winners like William Steig's "Doctor DeSoto" come alive here in remarkable fashion. All VHS NTSC tapes are available individually for $29.95 plus s/h. Here's a quick survey on what you can find on each tape:
Margaret Mahy Library: Margaret Mahy is a world-renowned story teller who has published more than 100 books. These acclaimed titles include "The Three-Legged Cat," "The Great White Man-Eating Shark," and "Keeping House."
Maurice Sendak Library: Maurice Sendak is debatably the most acclaimed American children's book author of this century. This collection contains some of his best loved stories, including the Caldecott Medal Winner, "Where the Wild Things Are;" "In the Night Kitchen;" "The Nutshell Kids" (songs by Carole King); "Alligators All Around," "Pierre," "On Was Johnny," and "Chicken Soup With Rice."
Rosemary Wells Library: This collection of animated titles from the award-winning author and illustrator of more than fifty children's books includes "Noisy Nora," "Max's Chocolate Chicken," "Max's Christmas," and "Morris's Disappearing Bag."