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Weston Woods Studios Records

Identifier: CLRC-2306

Scope and Contents

The collection contains digital files of audio recordings, filmstrips, and animated films based on children's books, produced by Weston Woods Studios, as well as physical animation cells and backgrounds, related production materials, photographs, and other records related to the studio.

The digital files contains 486 gigabytes and over 1,000 audio and video files. In addition to the audiobooks, filmstrips, and animations, the digital material contains profiles and interviews with authors, created for classroom and educational use, including Maurice Sendak, James Marshall, and other authors and illustrators about their titles, as well as a video interview with Mort Schindel by children's literature scholar Leonard Marcus. If you have a question about specificdigit al files held at the University, please contact a staff member.

The physical items of this collection includes animation cels, filmstrips, orginal artwork, fliming information, and shotlists. Book list includes: "The Clown of God" by Tomie DePaol, "Moon Man" by Tomi Ungerer, "Morris' Disappearing Bag" by Rosemary Wells, "The Amazing Bone" by William Steig, "Strega Nona" by Tomie DePaola, "The Day Jimmy's Boa Ate the Wash" by Trinka Hakes Noble, "Owen" by Kevin Henkes, "Wings: A Tale of Two Chickens" by James Marshall, "Doctor De Soto" by William Steig, "Where the Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, "Danny and the Dinosaur" by Syd Hoff, "The Mysterious Tadpole" by Steven Kellogg, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" by James Marshall, "Murfaro's Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale" by John Steptoe, "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Keats, "In the Night Kitchen" by Maurice Sendak, "Flossie and the Fox," by Patricia McKissack, "A Weekend With Wendell" by Kevin Henkies, "The Little Drummer Boy" by Ezra Jack Keats, "A Letter to Amy" by Ezra Jack Keats, "Make Way for Ducklings" by Robert McCloskey, "Red Riding Hood" Retold and Illustrated by James Marshall and "Red Riding Hood" Retold in Verse by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Drawings by Edward Gorey, "Millions of Cats" by Wanda Gag "One Was Johnny, A Counting Book" by Maurice Sendak "Who's in Rabbit's House?" by Verna Aardema, "Angus and the Cat" by Marjorie Flack, "The Little House" by Virginia Lee Burton, "Crictor" by Tomi Ungerer, "Whose Mouse Are You?" by Robert Kraus, Pictures by Jose Aruego, "The Selkie Girl" by Susan Cooper, "Drummer Hoff" Adapted by Barbara Emberley, Illustrated by Ed Emberley, "Amazing Grace" by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch, "Andy and the Lion" by James Daugherty, "A Dark Dark Tale" by Ruth Brown, "Beauty and the Beast" Retold and Illustrated by Warwick Hutton, "Leo and the Late Bloomer" by Robert Kraus and Picture by Jose Arugego "Rosie's Walk" by Pat Hutchins, "Whistle for Willie" by Ezra Jack Keats, "Brave Irene" by William Steig, "Peter's Chair" by Ezra Jack Keats "Goodnight Moon" by Margaret Wise Brown, Pictures by Clement Hurd "Pierre" by Maurice Sendak, "Sylvester and The Magic Pebble" by William Steig, "Charlie Needs a Cloak" by Tomie dePaola, "Changes, Changes" or "Zmeny, Zmeny" by Pat Hutchins, "A Picture for Harold's Room" by Crockett Johnson, "Happy Birthday Moon" by Frank Asch, "Patrick" by Quentin Blake, "Goldilocks" Retold and Illustrated by James Marshall, "Lentil" by Robert McCloskey, "Noisy Nora" by Rosemary Wells, "Not So Fast Songololo" by Niki Daly.


  • Creation: 1954 - 2004


Conditions Governing Access

The digital files are accessible on-site at the Elmer L. Andersen Library. The physical materials are currently awaiting processing. Please contact staff with questions.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Weston Woods Studios was founded in 1953 by Morton Schindel (b. 1918) in Weston, Connecticut, and is well known for its audio recordings, filmstrips, and animated films based on children's books. Its first audio production was "Andy and the Lion" in 1953, and its first animated film was "The Snowy Day" in 1963. The company was acquired by Scholastic, Inc. in 1996, and Morton Schindel died in August 2016.


487 Gigabytes

120 Linear Feet (Oversize Hollinger Boxes: 1-31 Oversize Boxes: 32-75)

Language of Materials



The collection contains digital files of audio recordings, filmstrips, and animated films based on children's books, produced by Weston Woods Studios, as well as physical animation materials and other records related to the production company.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Weston Woods and Scholastic Inc.



Weston Woods Studios Records
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Caitlin Marineau, Updated by Rachel Weiher 2023
January 2018
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Collecting Area Details

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