Weston Woods Studios was a production company that made audio and short films based on well-known books for children. It was founded in 1953 by Morton Schindel in Weston, Connecticut, and named after the wooded area near his home. In addition to making the films, the company also conducted interviews with the writers, illustrators, and makers of the films. The films appeared on children's television programs such as Captain Kangaroo, Pinwheel, The Great Space Coaster, and Mister Moose's Fun Time.
Beginning in 1968, the company also made filmstrips and audio recordings synchronized to them, which became known as the Picture Book Parade. Many of these recordings, with an inaudible tone inserted for the filmstrip project, were narrated by actor Owen Jordan and were often different or expanded recordings from the films.