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| 2 min

This animated short co-animated by René Jodoin and Norman McLaren was produced for inclusion in the Let's All Sing Together sing-along series. It illustrates the popular song Alouette, gentille alouette. The technique used is single-frame animation of paper cutouts.

  • director
    Norman McLaren
    René Jodoin
  • animation
    Norman McLaren
    René Jodoin
  • producer
    Norman McLaren


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Ages 6 to 7

Arts Education - Art
Arts Education - Music
English Language Arts - Quebec Literature

Ask students to study song structure (verse, chorus); invent verses that name the various parts of a bird’s body; write new lyrics to the tune of “Alouette,” but describing a different animal; gradually draw the bird as the verses of the song describe it; make word labels using the song’s vocabulary and create a mobile combining the drawings and labels.

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