Oliver Jones is based on the story by Jack Korshak. Seven-year-old Oliver Jones was blue; not inside, but out! The overly proud owner of the bluest skin in the world, he never looked beyond the surface, frequently scoffing at anyone whose skin wasn’t blue, too. When one morning his skin color begins to mysteriously change, Oliver realizes that the true measure of a person isn’t color, shape or size, but what’s inside. This fully animated, lyrical lesson on prejudice and self-image helps young viewers develop an attitude of objectivity and fairness when assessing another individual’s worth and character. The program also builds self-esteem by reminding people of all races and colors that skin is just a “cover” for true identity that lies deep inside. Produced by MTI Film & Video.
American Film & Video
10 Minutes • Color