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Retro Educational Films Are Remembered In Where Things Came From

Before the internet, cheesy educational films were where British school kids learned the facts of life.
April 23, 2012, 3:23pm

If you were a school child in Britain in the 1980s or 1990s, you’ll have memories of hours spent watching educational films—about all manner of subjects from science to sex—that all looked like they were made by the same company, probably in the same afternoon, in the 1970s. If you have no idea what these are, then the spoof comedy series Look Around You from Peter Serafinowicz sums them up nicely.

Once you’ve finished watching those then you’ll be able to appreciate this animation from Hardy Seiler which uses 2D and 3D graphics to present a trailer for a fictional education series about where things came from. It’s called Where Things Came From and it looks back to the days of yore when grandpa knew how to kill a chicken, and human knowledge was kept on servers made from flesh and blood.