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Everybody Rides the Carousel
Directed by John Hubley • 1976 • United States
Inspired by psychologist Erik Erikson’s theories of human social development, this singular animated journey takes viewers through the eight stages of life, from birth to death. The freewheeling watercolor visuals of animators John and Faith Hubley, striking score (featuring Dizzy Gillespie), and voice work from a cast that ranges from the Hubleys’ children to Meryl Streep come together in a ride on the “carousel of life” that’s as much an educational film as it is a one-of-a-kind full-sensory experience.