“The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid”

“The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid”, directed and produced by Joel MacKenzie, was created in 2011 as an unofficial music video for Rich Aucoin’s song “P.U.S.H.”. Then, it appeared at many well-known animation festivals. Thanks to participation in the “Nickelodeon’s Animated Shorts Program” in 2015, Nickelodeon decided to developed “The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid” into a new short film.

The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid [soure]
“The Myth of Robo Wonder Kid” [source]
The animation talks about a group of mythological monsters (Medusa, Griffin, Cyclops, Unicorn, and Minotaur) who together build their robot-boy and they treat him as their beloved child. Unfortunately, Zeus does not like their idea – he becomes very angry when he learns about their invention and he decides to turn the boy into a very bad character…

What will the mythical characters do to save the boy? Will the story end happily? 

You will find the answer in the video below – a moving story of love and sacrifice. 🙂 

Please note that the material below may contain contents inappropriate for small children.

See more:

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

 

Advertisements

Female Figures from Antiquity in “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls”

In “Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls” by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo (Timbuktu Labs, 2016) we can find 100 inspirational bedtime stories for children about the lives of extraordinary women from different times and parts of the world.

Rebel-Girls-homepage-four-books_530x
The illustration comes from the official website of the book

There are also female characters from Antiquity, such as Cleopatra (pages 40-41), Hatshepsut (pages 66-67) and Hypatia (pages 72-73). The beautiful illustrations of these characters were created by Kiki Ljung  (Cleopatra), Eleni Kalorkoti (Hatshepsut) and Riikka Sormunen (Hypatia)

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

The second part of the book is coming soon – we hope to find there even more female figures from the ancient world! 🙂

See more:

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

The pictures of the book were taken by the author of this post.

 

 

 

“The Olympic Pillow Fight Set” by Heavy Baggage Design

There are more things on the Internet, than are dreamt of in ancient philosophy. For example, these plush toys will let you win each fight… – the pillow fight. 🙂

Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania olympic pillow fight set
Image source
gallery photo
Image source

See more:

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk

“Beasts of Olympus” Book Series

Have a look at a book series devoted to mythical creatures! It is called “Beasts of Olympus” (2015-). Its author is Lucy Coats. At this moment the series consists of 8 books: “Beast Keeper”, “Hound of Hades”, “Steeds of the Gods”, “Dragon Healer”, “Centaur School”, “Zeus’s Eagle”, “Gods of the North” and “The Unicorn Emergency”.

The series was published by Piccadilly Press (illustrated by David Roberts) and by Penguin Young Readers (illustrated by Brett Bean).

DRAGON_HEALER_B_PB.jpg
David Roberts, the cover of the book “Dragon Healer” [source]
HOUND-OF-HADES-cover71.jpg
David Roberts, the cover of the book “Hound of Hades” [source]
The cover of the book "Centaur School" (fifth part of the "Beasts of Olympus" series)
Brett Bean, the cover of the book “Centaur School” [source]

beasts1
Brett Bean, the cover of the book “The Unicorn Emergency” [source]

 

See more:

  • Lucy Coats’s website: http://www.lucycoats.com/books/beasts-of-olympus-series/

Found by Anna Mik

Children’s Works Inspired by “A Roman Triumph”

This year (7th June – 24th September 2017) in the National Gallery in London you can see  the “Take One Picture” exhibition that shows children’s works inspired by Rubens’ “A Roman Triumph”.

It is interesting to see how children interpreted many objects from the Ancient world, for example Roman classical buildings, temples, columns, decorative designs, musical instruments,  animals. The results of their work are amazing! 🙂

-fronts-N-0278-00-000063-WZ-PYR
Peter Paul Rubens, A Roman Triumph, about 1630 [Source]

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

All photos were taken by the authors of this post in the National Gallery in London.

See more:

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk and Anna Mik during a research query in London, UK.

Mythical Female Characters in “DC Super Hero Girls” Series

In children’s animated series “DC Super Hero Girls” (DC Entertainment Production, 2015-present) we can find many interesting female characters – several of them can be associated with the world of mythology.

  • Wonder Woman (Diana of Themyscira): 
Source
  • Queen Hippolyta (mother of Wonder Woman): 
5851195-hippolyta
Source
  • Artemiz (sic!, member of Female Furies): 
Artemiz_DC_Super_Hero_Girls_0001
Source
  • Mad Harriet (her image seems to be related to the character of Medusa): 
Mad_Harriet
Source
  • Themis (as a sculpture on the Super Hero High School Campus): 
Znalezione obrazy dla zapytania dc superhero girls high school
Source

See more:

Found by Dorota Bazylczyk