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ABEL’S ISLAND and THE STORY OF THE DANCING FROG
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.