What's the title of this movie I watched when I was a little kid?
June 4, 2013 8:46 PM   Subscribe

The film was a musical/sing along deal featuring some kids who are transported to a black and white world that used to be in color, but lost color because everyone was sad or intolerant or something.

I don't remember much of the plot but they are led by a woman to visit different groups of people who don't get along and sing a number with each group. At the end color comes back to the world and to the people in it Pleasantville style and everyone is happy ever after. The moral was that diversity makes the world more beautiful.

I watched it on VHS between roughly 1994-97. Film could have been made anytime between the mid 80s and early 90s.
posted by WhitenoisE to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Wee Sing in Sillyville!
posted by threeants at 8:56 PM on June 4, 2013 [3 favorites]

(Actually it was just the main woman, Sillywhim, who had lost her color and gone all grayscale, NOT THAT I REMEMBER MINOR PLOT POINTS OF THIS FORGOTTEN SINGALONG CHILDREN'S MOVIE, GUYS)
posted by threeants at 8:58 PM on June 4, 2013 [7 favorites]

YES thank you.
posted by WhitenoisE at 9:35 PM on June 4, 2013

This was one of the pillars of my childhood -- thanks for reminding me!

You can watch the whole thing on YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

It was part of a whole series of folk music-based videos called Wee Sing. My other favorites were Big Rock Candy Mountain and Grandpa's Magical Toys.
posted by Rhaomi at 10:48 PM on June 4, 2013 [1 favorite]

They're kind of amazing to rewatch as an adult. My siblings and I continue to quote them to each other to this day...
posted by tan_coul at 11:32 PM on June 4, 2013

I know you already have the answer. But there is also an 80's Care Bear episode, that is very similar. I think about it often.
posted by khyaiin at 9:05 AM on June 5, 2013

Like, people can say that the media kids consume doesn't affect their development, but I'm pretty sure Wee Sing in Sillyville singlehandedly made me into a leftist. The part where they each give their different colored scarfs to heal Sillywhim's leg...gosh it's awful dusty in here y'all
posted by threeants at 9:33 AM on June 5, 2013

Yeah I rewatched it on youtube immediately after I got the title. Haven't seen it since I was 6. Laughing at how southern they made the red people.

And the next morning I woke up to BOOM BOOM AINT IT GREAT TO BE CRAZY on permanent loop in my head throughout the workday ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
posted by WhitenoisE at 5:41 PM on June 6, 2013

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