On space explorer Zork’s home planet, the inhabitants do not eat. He wonders then, why humans put objects into their mouths. On his latest visit to planet Earth, he learns there are many reasons for this “odd” behavior. In addition to tasting good, food provides nutrition for health, energy and growth. Young viewers discover the digestive process and see how food is moved throughout the system. They learn how food is broken down, first by chewing, then by the churning actions of the stomach and its gastric juices. Next, they take an animated look at the intestinal system in action to understand how nutrients are absorbed and transported throughout the body. Part of the fully animated series, “Our Wonderful Body”, featuring Zork, a space creature with a very inquisitive mind and a talent for getting into humorous situations. Fascinated by human beings, Zork wants to know how people breathe, move and grow. He wants to understand how their hearts work and how they digest their food. Often, his inquisitive nature leads him to wrong conclusions and comical misunderstandings, all of which captivate young audiences and make learning about the human body fun. Produced by Christianson Productions, Inc. A Coronet release.
11 minutes • Color