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Long Ago and Far Away; Circus Dreams


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Long Ago and Far Away
Circus Dreams
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Long Ago and Far Away captures the spirit of children's literature in a weekly series showcasing international television programs of classic and contemporary children's books, folktales, and fairy tales. The animated and dramatic productions recall the magic of storytelling. Series release date: 1988

Program Description

Three more magical episodes from the French claymation series, "The Happy Circus." "The Elephant and the Whale" tells the story of a whale on display at the zoo who is rescued by a circus elephant and returned to the sea. In "Timber the Lumberjack," a lumberjack whose livelihood is taken away is invited to join a traveling circus. In "Circus Dream," a young boy's daydreams of the circus magically come to life.



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Chicago: “Long Ago and Far Away; Circus Dreams,” 05/04/1990, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed July 16, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_87B01F36869A4971BB7A97A6B9A51FB6.
MLA: “Long Ago and Far Away; Circus Dreams.” 05/04/1990. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. July 16, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_87B01F36869A4971BB7A97A6B9A51FB6>.
APA: Long Ago and Far Away; Circus Dreams. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_87B01F36869A4971BB7A97A6B9A51FB6
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