Genre: Childrens educational/3D animated
Age range: Ages 6 and up
Runtime: 30 minutes
Patrick Henry: Quest for Freedom - Summary
From the History's Heroes DVD line, Patrick Henry: Quest for Freedom is a 3D animated movie for kids about Patrick Henry and his contribution to the American Revolution. Boomer the Eagle takes kids all the way back to the 1775 Virginia Convention and introduces them to America's founding fathers. He also helps kids understand Patrick Henry's background and the events that shaped his character and his convictions leading up to the moment he cried those famous words, "Give me liberty, or give me death!"
Patrick Henry: Quest for Freedom - Guide Review
Storytelling--that is what sets this DVD and others from the History's Heroes series apart from the rest. Kids will love Boomer the Eagle and the excited way in which he introduces them to Patrick Henry and relates the story of this great American. Whoever does the writing at American Animation Studios (and I promise I don't know them) is not only a talented storyteller, but also someone (or a group of someones) who truly relates to children.
Because the movie relates historical fact, there are some instances of peril when soldiers do not like what Patrick and others say and do. Also, one man is shown bound by shackles. The story is dramatic and at times intense, but it is told in a manner appropriate for the target audience.
Overall, the quality of animation is a little distracting at times. 3D animation is extremely difficult, and some of the characters look a little computerized, but the movie is very educational, entertaining and well worth watching.
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- The History's Heroes website contains even more information about American history as well as educational games and activities for kids.