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Free to Be... You and Me
     

Free to Be... You and Me

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Director: Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, Roosevelt Grier

Cast: Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, Roosevelt Grier

 

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Marlo Thomas served as both producer and star for this landmark 1974 television special, which, through songs, stories, and comedy sketches, encourages children to accept and celebrate diversity in others, and embrace their own individuality. Guests stars include Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, and Cicely Tyson; Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack, and Kris

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Marlo Thomas served as both producer and star for this landmark 1974 television special, which, through songs, stories, and comedy sketches, encourages children to accept and celebrate diversity in others, and embrace their own individuality. Guests stars include Mel Brooks, Alan Alda, Harry Belafonte, and Cicely Tyson; Michael Jackson, Roberta Flack, and Kris Kristofferson help provide the music.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/19/2010
UPC:
0759731412322
Original Release:
1974
Source:
Henstooth Video
Time:
0:45:00
Sales rank:
10,027

Special Features

New Introduction by Marlo Thomas; Previously Unreleased Scene from ABC Special: Dustin Hoffman in "How I Crossed The Street"; ; Photo Gallery

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Free To Be You And Me
1. Start [1:58]
2. Boy Meets Girl [2:25]
3. When We Grow Up [3:18]
4. Parents Are People [1:50]
5. Ladies First [3:45]
6. Dudley Pippin [2:05]
7. It's All Right To Cry [2:15]
8. William's Doll [3:14]
9. Let's Hear It For Babies [3:00]
10. Atlanta [5:25]
11. The Sun And The Moon [:52]
12. Helping [:54]
13. Sisters And Brothers [5:01]
14. Three Wishes [2:42]
15. Circle Of Friends [1:57]
16. Check Out Time [:56]
17. Resrise Free To Be [2:05]

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Free to Be... You and Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As children, my sisters and brother sang and recited these wonderful melodies and sketches. It is exceptional childrens' entertainment with powerful messages. I only hope that it will touch the lives of more children in the present and future--as it did for my siblings and myself!!!
Just-Aimer More than 1 year ago
I watched this to DEATH as a child, I had to go to our local library and check out a tape, and watch it in this room where they had TV's with headphones. It brings back a lot of fabulous memories :) Can't wait to get the DVD, which I just ordered!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a single, urban uncle of four children living in the suburban midwest. I've given these kids some outstanding gifts over the years, but I think that purchasing 'Free to Be ... You and Me' for them was one of the best ever. It's funny and bright (the baby puppets were a favorite of Rachael, the oldest), but more important: it's IMPORTANT. A generation has gone by, and we still have so much to learn about diversity, gender roles (Atalanta, Ladies First, Boy Meets Girl), and self-esteem (When We Grow Up). My only quibble is that the DVD doesn't include animated bits to go along with every song on the 'Free to Be' CD, specifically Carol Channing's hilarious 'Housework.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
The other day I happened to be humming one of the songs from 'Free to be You and Me' and it took me back to my childhood. I can remember sitting in the gymnasium of grade school on days that were to cold to go outside, and how we so enjoyed watching 'Free to be You and Me'. Now with two kids of my own, I thought how wonderful it would be if the movie was available to purchase for my children! I am so overjoyed because this is movie that the whole family can watch over and over!!