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The Phoenix

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The ancient myth of the phoenix, the legendary bird with the amazing power of self-regeneration, is reborn with a modern twist. In this animated adaptation of a story by Sylvia Townsend Warner, we follow Lord Strawberry's search for the fabled bird. He finds it in the deserts of Arabia and brings it home to his aviary. Upon Lord Stawberry's death, however, the phoenix ends up as a sideshow in a fairground. This spirited satire of human foibles, with its timely message about our treatment of nature's creatures, will appeal to young people and adults alike.

1990, 10 min 34 s

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Bronze Apple Award - Category: Literature / Senior High School
National Educational Media Network Competition
May 20 to 25 1992, Oakland - USA

Best Animation Commendation
Itinerant - CAVE (Catholic Audio-Visual Educators) Media Festival
April 20 to 23 1992, St. Louis - USA