Has the children’s audiences changed?
David Kleemen will once again be opening his Prix Jeunesse “suitcase,” but this time to celebrate a dual anniversary.
Ten years? That’s OK, I guess. I mean, double digits is a landmark. But 50? That has gravitas. 50 looks at 10, leans back and says, “when I was your age…now fetch me a drink.”
As the CMC celebrates a decade, the international children’s television festival – PRIX JEUNESSE – is planning its half-century celebration, May 30-June 4, 2014, in Munich!
To celebrate the dual anniversaries, the ever-popular CMC-PRIX JEUNESSE “Suitcase” will spotlight high-impact shows from over the decades. (We’ll only go back to the ‘90s, not to the French existentialist films of the pre-“Sesame Street” years.) The programme choices came mostly from the ‘Prix Jeunesse-habitués’ among your colleagues.
Looking back at classic TV can be very revealing about how our audiences have – and haven’t changed.
Find out how Guatemalan children breaking stones for a living taught Danish kids that “children everywhere grow up with equal dignity, even under unequal circumstances.” Watch Australian boys hold a literal pissing contest. From the UK, check out the first Terry Pratchett work brought to TV, and a wordless comedy written by Steven Moffat.
Set your Time Machine, and join me for “Ten Out of Ten Over 50,” Cinema 2 on Friday, at 11.10