Thursday, March 17, 2016

Happy Green Day!

Well, it's St. Patrick's Day again, and I thought I'd bring up something green.  No, it's not the Green Day band.

It's been 30 years since the release of the original Franklin the Turtle children's books, which told slice-of-life stories through amazing illustrations and drawings and characters that children and adults could relate to.  In 1997, it got a cartoon adaptation.  And in 2006, Nelvana released the DVD Franklin and the Turtle Lake Treasure, a Canadian animated movie that actually put a slightly different spin on the series, blending adventure with the slice-of-life genre.  I intend to review this movie in time, but for now, here's a music video I made in one day featuring the characters Franklin and Samantha.

Fun fact:  Samantha was actually voiced by Tajja Isen, who performs in the song I picked out.

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