STL Science Center

STL Science Center

14 July 2014

Toy Theater

Mary Anning is popular enough, despite the general air of mystery around her life because of how little is actually known about her, that she has been featured in documentaries about her many times over. Usually these are short pieces that talk about her collecting and selling of fossils and other coastline oddities, like nifty shells, but occasionally they appear to be a little more in depth. Regardless of the depth and breadth of the discussion, possibly the most amusing version of a documentary about Anning is The Amazing, Mysterious and True Story of Mary Anning and her Monsters. The video tells the story from the point of view of a puppet version of Anning, which is a little creepy, admittedly. It is quite well animated, informed, and actually pretty entertaining honestly and worth 7 minutes of time. As a cautionary note, there are some "nude" puppets around the 2 minute mark (rather oddly)

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