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Dinosaurs and Monsters

Date: 1986
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: Playhouse Video / Family Communications Inc.
UPC: 086162698033
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



Mister Rogers, America's trusted family friend, helps young children understand what scary monsters are -- and aren't -- about. Childhood fears are real fears, even though many things that give rise to them are only fantasy.

Dinosaurs, for instance, were real, so Mister Rogers visits a museum where dinosaur skeletons are exhibited. Some of them had very big teeth. He also visits a construction site and learns how to operate a backhoe...with its very big teeth.

In the "Neighborhood of Make-Believe", the puppet Prince Tuesday has been having scary dreams about dinosaurs. The mischievous Lady Elaine Fairchilde can't resist adding her own excitement with a dinosaur costume and her own kind of magic. Lady Aberlin and Handyman Negri clear up the resulting confusion and help the younger neighbors understand what is real and what is not.

All this and more, as Mister Rogers talks and sings about important feelings of childhood.

Mister Rogers talks about DINOSAURS AND MONSTERS -- a video special that can help your family talk about feelings, too.

Color, 1986, 64 Minutes.




This video includes excerpts from the Superheroes series of episodes.


With Fred Rogers
Neighbors: Betty Aberlin, Don Brockett, Mary Dawson, Patrick Leonard, Patrick Leonard Jr., Fred Michael, Carole Muller, Joe Negri, David Nohling, Bob Trow
Special Thanks: Carnegie Institute
Executive Producer: Fred Rogers
Producers: Hugh Martin, Sam Newbury
Associate Producer: Cathy Cohen Droz
Music Director: John Costa
Set Designer: Jack Guest
Dinosaur Design: Barbara Anderson
Technical Supervisor: Ken Anderson
Studio Supervisors: Mark Adelsheim, Doug Coates
Assistant Directors: Rich Dwyer, Jill Philipson
Properties: Bonnie Vaky, Alexis Samulski
Production Assistants: Patty L. D'Amore, Tory Rogers, Julia Palazzi, Holly Wagner
Technical Director: Jim Ochtun
Lighting Director: Frank Warninsky
Video: Tom Deluga
Studio Cameras: Frank Colista, Bob Vaughn, Art Vogel, Steve Zorbas
Studio Audio: Jerry Cobbs, Dick LaSota
Studio Videotape: Don McCall, Bob Millslagle
Location Camera: Doug Bradley
Location Audio: Gene Hickerson
Location Videotape: Kris Shacklett
Floor Manager: Nick Tallo
Assistant Floor Manager: Jim Seech
Production Crew: Bob Lubomski
Carpenters: Patsy Gianella, Rich Karapandi
Scenic Artists: Fricka Gray, Sandra Midock, Susan Primm, Kelly Thomas, Victoria Toner
Musicians:Bob Rawsthorne, Carl McVicker
Videotape Editors: David Belko, Paul Byers, Kevin Conrad
Videotape Sound: Jim McCauley, Bob Millslagle, Dennis Williams
Consultants: Albert V. Corrado M.D., Margaret B. McFarland Ph.D.

Produced in association with WQED/Pittsburgh
Parts of this program were excerpted from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood and were originally produced with grants from Public Television Stations and The Sears-Roebuck Foundation
A production of Family Communications
© 1979, 1986 Family Communications, Inc.

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