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Everybody Rides the Carousel (1976)

Show is an animated tracing of the eight stages of life, from infancy to old stage, as they have been described in the works of psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson.


John Hubley


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alvin Epstein Alvin Epstein ... Prologue (voice)
Judith Coburn Judith Coburn ... Stage 1 (voice)
Ray Hubley Ray Hubley ... Stage 1 (voice)
Lou Jacobi ... Stage 1 (voice)
Lane Smith ... Stage 1 (voice)
Eleanor Wilson Eleanor Wilson ... Stage 1 (voice)
Georgia Hubley Georgia Hubley ... Stage 2 (voice)
Linda Washburn Linda Washburn ... Stage 2 (voice)
Maura Washburn Maura Washburn ... Stage 2 (voice)
Michael Washburn Michael Washburn ... Stage 2 (voice)
Emily Hubley Emily Hubley ... Stage 3 (voice)
Bruce E. Smith Bruce E. Smith ... Stage 3 (voice)
Jane E. Smith Jane E. Smith ... Stage 3 (voice)
Leeds Atkinson Leeds Atkinson ... Stage 4 (voice)
Jenny Lumet ... Stage 4 (voice)


Show is an animated tracing of the eight stages of life, from infancy to old stage, as they have been described in the works of psychoanalyst Erik H. Erikson.

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10 September 1976 (USA) See more »

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Elämän karuselli See more »

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Hubley Studios See more »
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Based on psychologist Erik H. Erickson's theory of the eight stages of development. See more »

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Excellent, effective, educational film
6 August 2004 | by taylorscSee all my reviews

In my opinion, not only is this still one of the best educational films that specifically illustrates Erik Erikson's 8 stages of "psychosocial development" that is useful in intro courses in psychology, but it has great potential value for adolescents, parents, teachers, and others in helping professions. Specifically, it does an excellent job showing how difficult experiences at different points in people's lives can have long-lasting, qualitatively different (depending upon when it happened) negative impact on a human beings experience of the world. As I recall it won awards for its animation but the bottom line is: This is an excellent, effective educational film!

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