Based on the 1959 book of the same name by astronomer Harlow Shapley, this animated film from the Hubley family of animators presents man himself as the central character, endeavoring to explain his purpose in the greater scheme of things.
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Interesting little animated film here. Given the time it was made, its quite interesting that there is no attempt to placate the bible thumpers who may have watched the film. Not a huge success and was never released to video as far as I know. I can see why, it drags a bit and can be a bit boring at times. An extra star added for the daring to make a film like this in the first place. Kudos to MoMA for restoring it.