Edison: The Wizard of Light
reviewed by the Coalition for Quality Children's Media
Thomas Edison's research in the
revolutionary field of moving images is disrupted by a scruffy lad,
Jack. Edison recognizes something of himself in the boy and takes him
in. Together Edison and Jack pursue the dream of the motion picture.
Adult comments: Inspiring, human appeal, sensitive to a wide audience.
Maintains a balance between history, science and imagination. The time
period clips enhance visual and cognitive understanding. Gives great
research and facts about inventors in a fun way. Kids comments:
Children were riveted. Found it entertaining and informative. They loved
Edison's Shop. "It was more than facts it was a good movie." " I thought
it was better than most TV."
Length: 54 min.
Suggested Retail Price: $19.95
Available from: Devine Entertainment Corp.