First episode dateJanuary 17, 1982 Duration LanguageEnglish
DirectorNoel Black NetworkNBC CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 17, 1982 (1982-01-17) (USA) Based on"I Sing the Body Electric"
by Ray Bradbury CastMaureen Stapleton (Grandmother), Edward Herrmann (Father), Robert MacNaughton (Tom), Paul Benedict Similar moviesMr Boogedy (1986)
The Electric Grandmother is a television movie that originally aired January 17, 1982 on NBC as a 60-minute "Peacock Project" special, based on the science fiction short story "I Sing the Body Electric" by Ray Bradbury. It stars Maureen Stapleton and Edward Herrmann and was directed by Noel Black. Bradbury's story was originally written as a teleplay in 1962 as "I Sing the Body Electric", an episode of The Twilight Zone. The film was distributed on VHS by Coronet Video.
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The Electric Grandmother received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Children's Program, and won a Peabody Award. It has been recognized by Chicago International Children's Film Festival, International Film Festival for Children and Youth, American Film Festival and the Southern California Motion Picture Council. Additionally, 10-year-old actress Tara Kennedy was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the category Best Young Actress in a Movie Made for Television.
"Devotees of science fiction in school classes or public library programs will find this a fascinating interpretation of Ray Bradbury's fiction." — School Library Journal