BrainPOP Animated Shorts
BrainPOP is an educational website for kids, featuring over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12. The movies cover many subjects, including science, social studies, English, mathematics, engineering, technology, health, arts, and music.
In 2015, I was hired to write a handful of animation scripts for BrainPOP. Each of the BrainPOP movies I wrote had a runtime of somewhere between 5-8 minutes. One was about the life of Henry Hudson (and why so many bodies of water are named after him). One was about African-American deputy U.S. Marshall Bass Reeves, one of the most fascinating heroes of the Old West and a somewhat mythic figure (some historians think he was the inspiration for the Lone Ranger).
And I wrote a BrainPOP movie about George Washington Carver. When I was working on the “GWC” script, I really tried to highlight things that not everyone knows about him, like the Jesup Wagon, a mobile agricultural classroom (on wheels) that he devised. While the BrainPOP movies never aired on television (even though this is the “Television Writing” section of my site), they’re distributed to classrooms worldwide, and I’m very proud of the BrainPOP movies I wrote. You can check out the George Washington Carver BrainPOP movie here: