Friday, May 1, 2009

Mike Rauch on Talking UP to kids

Mike Rauch is a New York-based animator heading up the Rauch Bros Animation Studio. Here's what he says about children's media:

"Outside of entertaining the audience, the most important purpose of film for children and their families is to inform them and encourage them to think about the outside world and themselves. Media for kids should engage and respect them as intelligent people. This tells children that their thoughts, their ideas, and their lives matter. It shows parents and adults that listening closely to what kids have to say is one of the most important things they can do."

Great thoughts! I would say right in line with our philosophy here at FableVision.

Here's a teaser of the film "Q&A" that Mike and his brother Tim have submitted to the Chicago Children's Film Festival.

"Q&A" teaser from Rauch Brothers on Vimeo.

1 comment:

Mike Rauch said...

Hi, Bob. Glad my comments connected with you! Fablevision is getting me more and more interested all the time. I'll need to say hello next time I'm in town. By the way, for anyone interested in seeing "Q&A", it premieres this Sunday in New York at the ASIFA-East Animation Festival and then at Annecy in June.