ABEL’S ISLAND and THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG

ABEL’S ISLAND and THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG

2 Episodes

The charming hand-drawn animation of Michael Sporn is on delightful display in two sensitive and imaginative shorts centered around unforgettable animals. Based on the beloved children’s classic by William Steig (author of SHREK!), ABEL’S ISLAND tells the tender story of an elegant and romantic mouse (voiced by Tim Curry) who finds himself stranded on a deserted island, while THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG spins a whimsical tale about a talented frog who travels the world on a grand theatrical tour.

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ABEL’S ISLAND and THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG
  • Abel’s Island

    Episode 1

    Directed by Michael Sporn • 1988 • United States, Switzerland
    Starring Tim Curry, Lionel Jeffries, Heidi Stallings

    Based on the beloved classic from William Steig (author of SHREK), this charming hand-drawn short from animator Michael Sporn relates the story of Abel, an elegant and romantic mous...

  • The Story of the Dancing Frog

    Episode 2

    Directed by Michael Sporn • 1989 • United States
    Starring Amanda Plummer, Heidi Stallings, Edna Harris

    In this delightful animated short, a mother tells her young daughter a curious story from their family history: Great-Aunt Gertrude and a talented frog she names George achieve fame and success...