Produced by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and DIC Entertainment in collaboration with the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Our Friend Martin is an animated, feature-length film that features two sixth-grade boys who are transported back to the time of civil rights leader Dr. King and who learn about his life and his contribution to humankind by experiencing the moment themselves and watching history in the making. The animated story is interspersed with authentic historical footage celebrating the life and work of Dr. King. ~ MaryAnn Henry, Rovi
I show this movie to my Kindergarten class every year. I teach in a rural community where there is not a very diverse culture. This movie really drives home the points that I make in class and helps the kids understand what MLK did for our country. The only thing that I don't care for is that the father of one of the characters in smoking a cigarette during one of the scenes. I think that the scene would be just as effective without a cigarette.
They showed this film in my daughters 5th grade class on MLK day and I also rented it for my 1st grader who really enjoyed it and learned alot. These animated history films make learning fun and kids absorb more.