Dr. Seuss' My Many Colored Days. NotesAlive! StoryConcert Video Series. Minnesota Orchestra Visual Entertainment. 45 minutes. $20. (888) 666-6837.
It almost mesmerizes at times, this combination of dreamlike 3-D computer animation, otherworldly Dr. Seussian rhyme and the shifting music and colors representing a child's changeable emotions.
Based on a story by the late children's author Theodor S. Geisel (Dr. Seuss) and narrated by Holly Hunter, the video centers on a little boy and his dog passing days that range from a "slow and low, low down" day in shades of brown to a serene green one and a day of exuberant yellow.
Black, blue, gray--each mood color has a musical complement in Richard Einhorn's score, performed by the Minnesota Orchestra.
As do other NotesAlive releases, the video also features glimpses of the musicians playing and a look at how the animation, music and story came together, with interviews with Geisel's widow, Audrey, and with animators, orchestra members and the composer.