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This morning I woke to a mysterious knocking at the door so I took it in to the shop. Turns out the door's timing belt was off.

—Ryan Peterson
(Twitter)

Synopsis: When King John offers a handsome reward for the captain who can find the fastest route to the treasures of India, Columbus realizes he has found his calling. He is convinced that the most direct route to the Far East is by sailing due west around the globe. But King John and all he knows only laugh at him.


Reaction: Not particularly in-depth, but it's a good introduction to teach the children the kind of persistence that Columbus had to exhibit to fulfill his dream.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Richard Rich => Director
Brian Nissen => Writer
Lex de Azevedo => Composer
Don Burroughs => Bartholomew Columbus (voice)
Gregg Coffin => Lope (voice)
Gregory Snegoff => Pinzon (as Greg Snow) (voice)
Jeff Kramer => Spanish Sailor (voice)
Joe Lynch => Talavera (voice)
Joshua Hunter => Young Christopher Columbus (voice)
Lisa Michelson => Rodrigo (as Lisa Paulette) (voice)
Matthew Davis => Christopher Columbus (voice)
Patrick Page => Bosco (voice)
Paul O'Connor => Domineco Columbus (voice) / Giovanni
Ray Porter => King John (voice) / King Ferdinand
Remi Sandri => Gaspar (voice)
Sheryl Taub => Queen Isabella (voice)