Animated Hero: Benjamin Franklin
Most people credit Benjamin Franklin with the invention of the lightning rod. But did you know that he also invented bifocals, a simple odometer, and an iron furnace stove? His unremitting curiosity causes him to explore the marvels of electricity. He discovers that lightning is a form of electricity and goes on to invent the lightning rod, a device to protect property when
The Animated Heroes series is a wonderful learning tool for children to learn more about history. The animation was done well and the story of Benjamin Franklin was told very well and contained some humorous parts, with grown men chasing each other and trying to shock each other. The film was very educational and was able to keep the interest of not only myself but my young children. This film would be a wonderful teaching tool for schools to use in the classroom or for home schooling families. There was one point in the film where a man holds up a chicken bone necklace and says it is used to ward off evil spirits and lightning.
If you are looking for a wholesome educational yet interesting film, I highly recommend this one and the other stories form “The Animated Heroes Classics series”. You will not be disappointed.