Stories That Matter, Stories That Move



After journeying around the world in the festival circuit for the last several years, we're happy to make the FableVision Stories that Matter animated film collection available on DVD. The short films include  Peter H. Reynolds' inspirational stories The Blue Shoe, Living Forever, and He Was Me. These award-winning animated films are simple metaphors that can be used with students or in professional development for educators. The films were created by the FableVision Studio using Toon Boom software.

Written and drawn by Peter H. ReynoldsHe Was Me is about the eternal struggle to retain our sense of self in a busy world. In the film, as a man waits at a bus stop in the rain, his inner child is brought poignantly to life as he reflects on his past and ponders his future.

The Blue Shoe is a gentle fable which can be used in primary grades to discuss true friendship. Excellent for higher grades to spark meaningful conversations about diversity and tolerance, as well as metaphor and story. This original story, written by FableVision's own Peter H. Reynolds, has won awards in over 40 festivals around the world!

Living Forever is Peter H. Reynolds' story of a young boy seeking the artist who inspired him.  The boy has a gift for his mentor, which can only be delivered in person; a gift that will ultimately change both of their lives, and the way they each see the world. Dedicated to author/illustrator William Steig who has been one of Peter's sources of inspiration on his own life journey.