Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Animators John and Faith Hubley serve up a feature-length cartoon vision of the Universe in Of Stars and Men. Man himself is the central character, endeavoring to explain his purpose in the greater scheme of things. The mysteries of creation, time, space and energy are explored in words of one syllable for those who'd otherwise tune out on a scientific lecture. The film is narrated by Dr. Harlow Shapley, who wrote the book upon which Of Stars and Men was based. Running a scant 53 minutes, the film had trouble securing top bookings, though it became a standard of night-school audio-visual departments in the 1960s.
boy, earth, energy, evolution, exploration, galaxy, life, man, relative, space, time, universe, visual, voice [speaking]