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The Bear and the Mouse

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A variation on a fable by Aesop in which a mouse aids the escape of a bear in return for past favours. Designed for children, this film shows real animals doing exactly what the story requires, as though all were experienced actors. A real bear catches and then frees a real mouse; later, the mouse chews an escape route for his trapped benefactor. All this has just the kind of exaggerated action young children enjoy.

1966, 07 min 38 s

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