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Mission-driven L.A. studio Wonder Media takes us to visit the next generation of pro animators.
is a mission-driven animation studio that produces animation for children at risk. They are using their Edtech tool called Story Maker® to collaborate with students and teachers in 24 school districts in 10 states on the production of the first animated feature film ever produced by students called The WonderGrove Wizard of Oz. This month, we follow the Wonder Media crew as they mentor students at the Wilder School District in Idaho.
Students animate the characters following the storyboards and when they wrap up they deliver their project back to Wonder Media.
ELA teacher Mike Nelson directs as students record dialogue.
(L-R) John Couch, VP of Education, Apple, Inc.; Terry Thoren, CEO, Wonder Media; Jeff Dillon, Superintendent, Wilder School District; and Butch Otter, Governor of Idaho kick off the delivery of the ConnectEd Grant and the Wonder Media Story Maker.
The Wilder students rehearse the Oz songs and script with their ELA teacher Mike Nelson and music teacher Gina Spencer.
Students at the Wilder School District audition for a voice artist role in The WonderGrove Wizard of Oz.
Wonder Media Creative Director Ryan Cannon plans the Wizard of Oz school delivery process with associate producers Amanda Carson and Sandra Brace.
Wilder students create hand-painted backgrounds for Oz in different art styles.
Creative Director Ryan Cannon and art director Evan Lewis create the WonderGrove Wizard of Oz characters, storyboards and templates to deliver to schools.