Thursday, August 25, 2016

Morton Schindel

Filmmaker for children -- via Deadline. His adaptations of important children's books pioneered the technique of panning across static text and images to bring a story to life -- one used extensively in documentary films, for instance those of Ken Burns. He made short films we watched as children on shows such as "Captain Kangaroo," introducing us to great titles such as "Make Way for Ducklings," "Where the Wild Things Are," "Doctor DeSoto," and "The Snowy Day."