Animated Hero: Marie Curie
Marie Curie was a Polish-French physicist and chemist. A pioneer in the study of radioactivity, Madame Curie ventured to discover the “X” in X-rays. In addition to being the first female professor at the Sorbonne, Marie Curie was the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize for discovering the elements radium and polonium and was the first two-time Nobel laureate.
At first glance I thought, “Oh, Boy”. I anticipated this movie to be poor quality and one to endure. But, I was wonderfully surprised and reminded again not to judge a “book” by its cover! “The Animated Hero Classics: Marie Curie” was not only captivating, but educational. The cartooning is kind of basic, but the story was written so well that it trumps the fact that it isn’t a multi-million dollar production. Marie’s life story is told by her husband in this episode as he sings her praises to a group of college directors. Her attitude of selflessness and total concern for the welfare of others are taught through this telling of Marie Curie’s life. “The Animated Hero Classics: Marie Curie” would be a fantastic edition to any school collection. Dove happily approves this DVD as family friendly.