Enter Heartwood USA, a new series of animated shorts featuring a twelve year-old detective and her best friend who take on the planet’s bullies and environmental do-badders. Kids will get the humor and appreciate the messages, and certainly the high quality animation – producer and writer Shane Keats has a background in hard-core journalism, and director of animation Dave Schlafman comes via Word Girl and the award-winning animated short The Sky is Falling (which a certain Al Gore uses in his climate change presentation). So let’s just say they know what they’re doing.
Watch them now, before some big network picks them up and tries to take out all the references that could offend their polluting sponsors. –Liz