Galileo On The Shoulders of Giants DVD
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Galileo : On The Shoulders Of Giants

This installment of The Inventors’ Specials, a series that invites youngsters to think about great inventors (including Edison and Einstein), focuses on the man who brought the wonder of science into the Dark Ages. Michael Moriarty gives vigor to his role as the scientist who is forced to take on a young apprentice. First bored with his new surroundings, the youngster develops a keen interest in Galileo’s inventions, including his latest, the telescope. The hour-long video, which played on HBO and won two daytime Emmys, doesn’t pull any punches by explaining what happened to heretics who, like Galileo, preached the Earth wasn’t the center of the universe. However, the filmmakers do not trust their young audience. Galileo’s rival is an obese fool whose antics belong in Home Alone. It nearly ruins a good thing. Ages 7 and up. –Doug Thomas

Additional Information


2 EMMY Award wins, 4 EMMY Award nominations including Outstanding Children’s film, KIDSFIRST! Endorsement from the coalition for Quality Children’s Media, Parent’s Choice Honor, The GOLD CAMERA Award for Outstanding Children’s film from the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, The GOLD CAMERA Award for Outstanding Direction in a Children’s film from the U.S. International Film and Video Festival

Technical Details

Color, Digital Sound, Dolby, Full Length, Full Screen, NTSC


English, Spanish, French


Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)

Aspect Ratio


Number of Discs


Run Time

55 minutes


Biography, Drama, Family, Inventors


David Devine


Damir Andrei, Kenny Vadas, Louis Del Grande, Michael Moriarty, Tony Nardi


Devine Ent. Corp.

Release Date

May 28, 2002


G (General Audience)