Synopsis by Mark Deming
In 1953, years before anyone had uttered the phrase "interactive television," the producers of the children's television series Winky Dink and You pioneered the concept with their unique animated adventures in which Winky Dink (voice of Mae Questel) was sometimes helped out of a jam by his young viewers. Children were invited to apply a special plastic sheet to their television screen, and using special crayons included in the Winky Dink kit, would draw on the screen to help out their hero, drawing a rope when he was stuck in a hole, a door when he needed to get out of a room, and so on. Winky Dink Vol. 3 is the last of three video reissues of classic Winky Dink and You episodes; complete Winky Dink and You kits, featuring the special plastic sheeting and crayons, are also available.
adventurer, educational-television, interactive