The Resource Free to be--you and me, Free to Be Foundation, Inc. ; A Free To Be production in association with Murakami-Wolf Prods., Inc. ; a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc. ; directed by Bill Davis ; film sequences directed by Len Steckler ; animated sequences directed by Fred Wolf ; puppet & animation voices directed by Alan Alda ; produced by Marlo Thomas and Carole Hart ; stories and poems by Lucille Clifton, Herb Gardner, Dan Greenburg, Betty Miles, Carl Reiner, Phil Ressner, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein, Peter Stone

Free to be--you and me, Free to Be Foundation, Inc. ; A Free To Be production in association with Murakami-Wolf Prods., Inc. ; a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc. ; directed by Bill Davis ; film sequences directed by Len Steckler ; animated sequences directed by Fred Wolf ; puppet & animation voices directed by Alan Alda ; produced by Marlo Thomas and Carole Hart ; stories and poems by Lucille Clifton, Herb Gardner, Dan Greenburg, Betty Miles, Carl Reiner, Phil Ressner, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein, Peter Stone

Label
Free to be--you and me
Title
Free to be--you and me
Statement of responsibility
Free to Be Foundation, Inc. ; A Free To Be production in association with Murakami-Wolf Prods., Inc. ; a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc. ; directed by Bill Davis ; film sequences directed by Len Steckler ; animated sequences directed by Fred Wolf ; puppet & animation voices directed by Alan Alda ; produced by Marlo Thomas and Carole Hart ; stories and poems by Lucille Clifton, Herb Gardner, Dan Greenburg, Betty Miles, Carl Reiner, Phil Ressner, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein, Peter Stone
Title variation
Marlo Thomas & friends
Title variation remainder
free to be--you and me
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies
Awards note
  • Emmy Award, prime time special for children, 1974.
  • Peabody Award, 1975.
Cataloging source
CRM
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music director and arranger, Stephen Lawrence ; film editors, Craig McKay, Jim Hanley ; animation editor, Rich Harrison ; tape editor, Nick Giordano ; songs by Carol Hall, Sheldon Harnick, Bruce Hart, Edward Kleban, Elaine Laron, Stephen Lawrence, Shelley Miller, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein ; costumes, Frank Thompson ; production designer, Tony Walton ; choreographer, Donald McKayle ; puppet designer, Wayland Flowers
Dewey number
  • 791.43/72
  • 791.43
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Dialogue in English with optional subtitles in English and Spanish
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.F74 2010
PerformerNote
Marlo Thomas, Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, Rita Coolidge, Billy De Wolfe, Roberta Flack, Rosey Grier, Dustin Hoffman, Michael Jackson, Kris Kristofferson, Bobby Morse, The New Seekers, Tom Smothers, Cicely Tyson, Dionne Warwicke, Voices of East Harlem
Runtime
45
Target audience
juvenile
Technique
animation and live action
Label
Free to be--you and me, Free to Be Foundation, Inc. ; A Free To Be production in association with Murakami-Wolf Prods., Inc. ; a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc. ; directed by Bill Davis ; film sequences directed by Len Steckler ; animated sequences directed by Fred Wolf ; puppet & animation voices directed by Alan Alda ; produced by Marlo Thomas and Carole Hart ; stories and poems by Lucille Clifton, Herb Gardner, Dan Greenburg, Betty Miles, Carl Reiner, Phil Ressner, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein, Peter Stone
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First aired on ABC-TV in March 1974
  • Developed for television by Bruce Hart and Norman Steinberg, Alan Uger, Carole Hart, Marlo Thomas
  • Based on portions of the Bell record Marlo Thomas & Friends: Free to be--you and me
  • Adaptations from the books "Dudly Pippin" by Phil Ressner and "William's doll" by Charlotte Zolotow
  • Newly remastered from the original ABC-TV master tape
  • Special features: new introduction by Marlo Thomas; previously unreleased scene from ABC special: Dustin Hoffman in "How I Crossed the Street"; photo gallery; optional subtitles in English and Spanish
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn670736992
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special 36th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (45 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
759731412322
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
4123
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)670736992
System details
DVD; full sceen (1.33:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Free to be--you and me, Free to Be Foundation, Inc. ; A Free To Be production in association with Murakami-Wolf Prods., Inc. ; a project of the Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc. ; directed by Bill Davis ; film sequences directed by Len Steckler ; animated sequences directed by Fred Wolf ; puppet & animation voices directed by Alan Alda ; produced by Marlo Thomas and Carole Hart ; stories and poems by Lucille Clifton, Herb Gardner, Dan Greenburg, Betty Miles, Carl Reiner, Phil Ressner, Mary Rodgers, Shel Silverstein, Peter Stone
Publication
Note
  • First aired on ABC-TV in March 1974
  • Developed for television by Bruce Hart and Norman Steinberg, Alan Uger, Carole Hart, Marlo Thomas
  • Based on portions of the Bell record Marlo Thomas & Friends: Free to be--you and me
  • Adaptations from the books "Dudly Pippin" by Phil Ressner and "William's doll" by Charlotte Zolotow
  • Newly remastered from the original ABC-TV master tape
  • Special features: new introduction by Marlo Thomas; previously unreleased scene from ABC special: Dustin Hoffman in "How I Crossed the Street"; photo gallery; optional subtitles in English and Spanish
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn670736992
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special 36th anniversary ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (45 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
759731412322
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
4123
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)670736992
System details
DVD; full sceen (1.33:1) presentation, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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