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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.

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