Cinema: Magic Pumpkin

Stowaway in the Sky is a magic pumpkin coach ride over the city of Paris and the fair land of France. The pumpkin is a huge, orange-striped balloon. The low-level astronauts are a wispily bearded grandfather (Andre Gille) and his grandson, a mopheaded tyke named Pascal (Pascal Lamorisse). In this bucolic idyl of the air, the pair see the familiar through the fresh eye of wonder, which is one of the ways art invades the charmed realm of childhood.

Stowaway alternately celebrates the simple glories of nature and the complex architectural beauties of civilization....

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