Video Sunday – 99 Red Balloons (Minus 95)
The other day Alison Morris at ShelfTalker was discussing my favorite independent children’s bookstore in Minneapolis/St. Paul, The Red Balloon, and it got me to thinking. We all know the film about a boy who finds a red balloon, only to have it popped by other unfeeling kids, right? It looked like this:
Well, years ago at a film festival I believe that I saw a Revenge of the Red Balloon film. So I look on YouTube to see if it’s there, and it is not. What is there, however, is just as amusing. This one was clearly a French project for school, but it’s charming.
There’s even a Part 3. Whoo-boy.
This one’s a little more sophisticated, but no less amusing in the end.
And this one’s just goofy, but small French children are adorable so I include it for his outfit if nothing else.
UPDATE: Adrienne Furness just found me another video. This one’s a little more gruesome than the others, but it certainly continues today’s theme of red balloon revenge. Or, in this particular case, red balloon mass homicide.
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Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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