1. Big Blue Marble – Another PBS kid’s classic from the 1970s, Big Blue Marble focused on teaching children about the world around them with an emphasis on intercultural communication.
The show had a mix of cartoon and live action shorts, featuring real children’s lives in both the US and abroad. The host, Bluey, also encouraged kids to join a pen-pal club that enabled them to keep in touch with each other all over the world. So much about this show just drips with good design:
Here’s the intro – so seventies!
2. NES Toys R Us commercial – I never had this issue finding Nintendo games, but I guess it’s good to know that Toys R Us would have had me covered in any case.
3. His and Her Spaceman Books – File this one under Ideas I Wish I’d Had. Dreamsofspace shares this book from 1961 that featured kids dressed up for different dreams and professions. The spaceman pages are pretty jaw-dropping.
4. Matrix Lobby remake – A terrific shot for shot remake of the lobby scene from The Matrix, reaplacing the actors with old action figures (an improvement in some cases):
5. The Little Prince –
“Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.”