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Children's Classics: Animation, Part 1

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Five perennial favourites are gathered here: Little Red Riding Hood: The pretty little girl, her grandmother and the wicked old wolf have stepped from the storybook onto the screen (5 min. 36 sec.). The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse: This tale of two mice with different lifestyles suggests that it is far better to live simply and in peace than to live in luxury amidst danger (5 min. 25 sec.). The Steadfast Tin Soldier: The tale of the tin soldier with one leg who won the heart of a ballerina, but who was swallowed by a fish before he found his way back to her (13 min. 12 sec.). I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly: A nonsense song in which an old lady swallows much more than a fly (5 min. 30 sec.). Paddle to the Sea: A little Indian in a canoe launched towards the sea gives vivid impressions of Canada's varied landscape and the life of its waterways (27 min. 59 sec.).

1980, 57 min 40 s

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