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Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this film affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.


The film All the World is based on the book of the same name, written by Liz Garton Scanlon and illustrated by Marla Frazee. Galen Fott adapted and directed. The film is narrated by Joanne Woodward. The music is composed and performed by Rusty Young and Jack Sundrud. Animation is by Steffrie Akers, Joe Apel, Bridget Bougan, Jon T. Brown, Naz Ghodrati-Azadi, Jodie Hudson, Brian Hull, Ward Jenkins, Emily Merl, Ken A. Priebe, Todd O. Wheeler, Kevin Yowell, and Galen Fott. The film is produced by Linda Lee, Paul R. Gagne, and Melissa Reilly Ellard at Weston Woods Studios. Running time is 8:28.

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American Library Association ALSC 2012 Notable Children's Video

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival Silver Remi Award

Anima Mundi

Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

BAMkids Film Festival

St. Louis International Film Festival

Fall River Children’s Film Festival

Belmont World Film Family Festival

Los Angeles International Children’s Film Festival

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital

The Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

Rochester Children’s Film Festival

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“Liz Garton Scanlon’s tribute to the harmony and cohesiveness of the world “follows a circle of family and friends through the course of one day.” This is a lovely animated adaptation of the 2010 Caldecott Honor Book, illustrated by Marla Frazee...Narrator Joanne Woodward reads with warmth and conviction, savoring each word, gently contributing to an overall feeling of unity and well-being.” -- Edie Ching, Booklist


“...beautiful, fully animated...carefully preserves award-winning illustrator Marla Frazee’s style. Highly recommended.” -- Video Librarian (3.5 stars)


“This is a wonderful way to enjoy the book and, perhaps, see connections that might not otherwise be obvious...This thought-provoking, warm presentation will fuel viewers’ imaginations.” -- School Library Journal (starred review)

Images from the film All the World Copyright © 2011 Weston Woods Studios, Inc.

All the World illustrations Copyright © 2009 by Marla Frazee

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