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MARCH 25, 2007

Cartoon characters speeding through water
Dex

Posted by: Dex
6:45am

Movies! Since I started on this whole green thing with Izz. I realized that a whole bunch of kids movies have green themes. "Flushed Away" — which rocks by the way — is from those "Wallace and Gromit" guys. The whole world they made for the movie is filled with re-used and recycled things. It's pretty radical.

Izz

Posted by: Izz
6:59am

'Robots' movie poster

I have one: "Robots." That was pretty good too. Their whole thing was about mending robots, and not just by ditching the old parts and getting new ones. They were all about fixing things.

Izz's Dad

Posted by: Dad
7:12am

Vehicle from 'Back to the Future'

Don't forget one of my favorites, "Back to the Future." They travel back and forth through time in a DeLorean car that was powered by trash! It had this Flux Capacitor, and Marty had to get the car going at exactly 88 mph but he needed 1.21 gigawatts of power and...

Izz

Posted by: Izz
7:13am

Dad....

Izz's Dad

Posted by: Dad
7:14am

Sorry. I was getting carried away. Still, we should get that movie out of the library. You'll like it. That whole trash thing seemed far-fetched when they made that movie, along with floating skateboards, but now there are real cars that run on old cooking fat that would normally end up in the garbage. And we have whole factories that run on cow poop. Marty rules!

Dex

Posted by: Dex
7:19am

Hey, that "Planet Earth" series starts today on Discovery. We should check that out, too. Izz — let's put popcorn on our shopping list.

Wild tiger close-up

Photo: BBC / Discovery