Eureka! (or, for French audiences, Eurêka!), was a cleverly-designed set of cartoons intended to teach physics. A total of 30 adventures surrounded a clever, long-nosed man in a white suit and distinctive hat. The narrator, played by the late Billy Van, taught this man principles of physics, ranging from mechanics to heat and temperature.
Among the awards Eureka! has received:
Ø Best Science & Math Video, Birmingham International Educational Film Festival
Ø GOLD PLAQUE, American Film Festival
Ø NAEB Graphic & Design Award
TVO still provides videotapes of Eureka! for school audiences. It is their tribute to the people who made it work: David Stansfield, Denise Boiteau, and the late Billy Van.