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The Bear and the Mouse

The Bear and the Mouse

| 7 min

A variation on a fable by Aesop ("The Lion and the Mouse") in which a mouse aids a mighty lion who had once spared his life. This children's film casts real animals – with a big brown bear in the role of the lion, and proves that little friends can prove to be great friends indeed.

  • director
    F.W. Remmler
    Ingmar Remmler
  • script
    F.W. Remmler
    Ingmar Remmler
  • camera
    F.W. Remmler
    Ingmar Remmler
  • commentary
    Michael Rubbo
  • sound
    Joseph Champagne
  • editing
    Michael Rubbo
  • re-recording
    Joseph Champagne
  • music
    Robert Fleming


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Ages 6 to 11

English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
English Language Arts - Journalism
Ethics and Religious Culture - Ethical Values
Science - Life Systems/Ecology

Younger students can write stories and/or modern version of a fable. Research animals' habitats and incorporate into story. Older grades- compare /brainstorm small groups, then whole class how cartoons can form our ideas re animals and their behaviour. Find a Disney clip or other cartoon and examine how animal is depicted, write up, research actual animal and compare fictional v. non-fictional facts. Discuss ethics of such depictions on children.

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