Donald in Mathmagic Land (1959)  is a great example of Mid Century Modern Style in Animation.  It was the first Disney cartoon ever televised in color as the first episode of NBC’s Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color (1961).  Donald’s goes on an adventure in which it is explained how mathematics can be useful in real life. Through this journey it is shown how numbers are more than graphs and charts, they are geometry, music and magical living things.  I remember watching this every year around Christmas in grade school on a big old 16 mm film projector in the school gymnasium.

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I am a Librarian. To be honest, I wouldn't want to do anything else. I have a strong background in architecture, computer technology, English literature, Internet applications, web site design, film studies and modern art. I would like to use this page to express my personal musings and experiences on news, pop culture, nature, art, science, technology and what ever becomes a curiosity.

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