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NCJ Number: 37896 Find in a Library
Title: WHY WE TAKE CARE OF PROPERTY - THE PLANET OF THE TICKLEBOPS
Author(s): ANON
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Learning Corporation of America
New York, NY 10019
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Learning Corporation of America
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CONCEPTS THAT TAKING CARE OF PROPERTY IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY AND THAT ONE PERSON'S ACTIONS INFLUENCE ANOTHER'S ARE EMPHASIZED WITH TONGUE-IN-CHEEK HUMOR IN THIS ANIMATED FILM AIMED AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AUDIENCES.
Abstract: ON A PLANET CALLED NICE - WHERE EVERYONE WORKS TO KEEP THINGS NEAT AND PRETTY, AND WHERE PEOPLE LIVE IN COCOONS TOPPED WITH ALL-PURPOSE GLASS BUBBLES - THE MAIN SPORT IS TICKLEBOP RIDING. (TICKLEBOPS ARE GREY ANIMALS THAT GET GOING WHEN 'TICKLEDPINK.') ONE DAY, A LITTLE BOY NAMED VANDAL AND HIS FRIEND DARINE START A GAME OF 'BOP THE BUBBLE' - RIDING ON TICKLEBOPS, THEY TRY TO LIFT THE TOP BUBBLES OFF THE COCOONS. UNFORTUNATELY, MANY OF THE BUBBLES BREAK, BUT THEY DON'T WORRY TOO MUCH, REASSURING THEMSELVES THAT AS LONG AS OTHERS KEEP THINGS NICE A FEW BROKEN BUBBLES WON'T MATTER. BUT SOON OTHERS START GETTING CARELESS AND NICE BECOMES A HEAP OF RUBBLE. THE 'TICKLEBOPPERY' CLOSES DOWN BECAUSE ALL THE PLANET'S FUNDS ARE BEING USED TO REPAIR BROKEN BUBBLES. VANDAL FINALLY GETS VERY UPSET WHEN HIS OWN COCOON GETS WRECKED AND HE REALIZES THAT EVERYONE IS AFFECTED SOONER OR LATER WHEN PEOPLE STOP CARING ABOUT THEIR SURROUNDINGS. SOON EVERYONE STARTS TAKING CARE OF THINGS AND NICE IS AGAIN PRETTY AND NEAT. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Crime prevention measures; Elementary school education; Films; Property crimes; School vandalism; Vandalism
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