SummarySet in late 18th-century America, this program unfurls historical vignettes through the eyes of two teenage apprentices, Sarah Phillips and James Hiller, who experience the people, events and tough choices of the American revolution. While working in Benjamin Franklin's print shop, the kids discover first-hand the founding principles of democracy, including freedom of the press and equal protection under the law. Each episode includes thought-provoking games and trivia questions.
ContentsDisc 1. (1773-1775) The Boston tea party / written by Doug McIntyre
The intolerable acts / written by Doug McIntyre
United we stand / written by Larry B. Williams
Liberty or death / written by Doug McIntyre
Midnight ride / written by Cliff MacGillivray & Kelly Ward
The shot heard round the world / written by Cliff MacGillivray & Kelly Ward
Green Mountain boys / written by Jay Abramowitz. Disc 2. (1775-1776) The second Continental Congress / written by Larry B. Williams
Bunker Hill / written by Robby London and Jim Fisher & Jim Staahl
Postmaster General Franklin / written by Jim McGrath
Washington takes command / written by Bill Dial
Common sense / written by Marc and Elaine Zicree
The first Fourth of July / written by Jim McGrath
New York, New York / written by Bill Dial. Disc 3. (1776-1776) The turtle / written by Brooks Wachtel
One life to lose / written by Jay Abramowitz
Captain Molly / Cliff MacGillivray & Kelly Ward
American crisis / written by Marc and Elaine Zicree
Across the Delaware / written by Jim McGrath
An American in Paris / written by Bruce Franklin Singer
Sybil Ludington / written by Jay Abramowitz. Disc 4. (1777-1779) Lafayette arrives / written by Michael A. Medlock
The Hessians are coming / written by Jim Fisher & Jim Staahl
Valley Forge / written by Marc and Elaine Zicree
Allies at last / written by Bruce Franklin Singer
Honor and compromise / written by Cliff MacGillivray & Kelly Ward
The new frontier / written by Jay Abramowitz
Not yet begun to fight / written by Brooks Wachtel. Disc 5. (1780-1781) The great Galvez / written by Paul Diamond
In praise of Ben / written by Phil Harnage
Bostonians / written by Bruce Franklin Singer
Benedict Arnold / written by Jim Fisher & Jim Staahl
Conflict in the South / written by Cliff MacGillivray & Kelly Ward
Deborah Samson soldier of the revolution / written by Jim Fisher & Jim Staahl. Disc 6. (1781-1789) James Armistead / written by Jay Abramowitz
Yorktown / written by Jay Abramowitz
Born free and equal / written by Jay Abramowitz
The man who wouldn't be king / written by Bruce Franklin Singer
Going home / written by Jay Abramowitz
We the people / written by Bruce Franklin Singer.
-- Revolution, 1775-1783
-- Juvenile drama.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Drama.
United States -- History -- Confederation, 1783-1789 -- Juvenile drama.
United States -- History -- Confederation, 1783-1789 -- Fiction.
Animated television programs.
Children's television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| [Burbank, Calif.] : [Washington, D.C.] :DIC Entertainment Corporation ;2005
Distributed by PBS Video,
|Edition||Full screen version.|
O'Donnell, Kevin, 1957-
Brown, Kaaren (Kaaren Lee)
Williams, Kevin (D. Kevin)
Douglas, Michael, 1944-
Hoffman, Dustin, 1937-
Stiller, Ben, 1965-
York, Michael, 1942-
Carter, Aaron, 1987-2022
Schwarzkopf, H. Norman, 1934-2012.
Goldberg, Whoopi, 1955-
PBS for Kids.
DIC Entertainment (Firm)
Walter Cronkite (Benjamin Franklin), Kathleen Barr (Henri), Reo Jones (Sarah), Chris Lundquist (James), Kevin Williams (Moses), Annette Bening (Abigail Adams), Billy Crystal (John Adams), Michael Douglas (Patrick Henry), Sylvester Stallone (Paul Revere), Dustin Hoffman (Benedict Arnold), Ben Stiller (Thomas Jefferson), Michael York (Admiral Lord Howe), Kayla (Sybil Ludington), Aaron Carter (Joseph Plumb Martin), Arnold Schwarzenegger (Baron von Steuben), Maria Shriver (Peggy Shippen Arnold), Liam Neeson (John Paul Jones), Mario Kreutzberger (Governer Galvez), General H. Norman Schwarzkopf (George Rogers Clark), Whoopi Goldberg (Deborah Samson), Yolanda King (Elizabeth Freeman), Warren Buffett (James Madison).
Developed by Andy Heyward, Michael Maliani, Kevin O'Donnell ; story editor, Doug McIntyre, Jim Fisher, Jim Staahl, Jay Abramowitz ; researcher, Mary Holm ; director, Marsha Goodman Einstein ; voice director, Pam Carter ; educational consultant, Gordon Berry ; historical consultant, Jack N. Rakove ; music supervisor, Karyn Ulman ; music score by Allaman, Stephen C. Marston ; additional music by Craig Marks ; animation produced by Hong Ying Universe Company, Ltd.
Not rated; ages 7-12.
"The complete set"--Container.
Originally broadcast as episodes of the television program Liberty's kids in 2002 and 2003.
DVD; Region 1; Dolby digital.
6 videodiscs (approximately 19 hrs. 15 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.