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What makes a hero? - Matthew Winkler

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What trials unite not only Harry Potter or Frodo Baggins but many of literature's most interesting heroes? And what do ordinary people have in common with these literary heroes? Matthew Winkler takes us step-by-step through the crucial events that make or break a hero.

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Meet The Creators

  • Animator Chad Yapyapan
  • Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Director Kirill Yeretsky
  • Educator Matthew Winkler
  • Sound Designer Michael Feuser
  • Composer Stephen LaRosa
  • Artist Wing Luo
  • Motion Graphics Animator Robertino Zambrano
  • Narrator Matthew Winkler

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