I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly

                                I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
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This short animation film is cartoon illustration of the eponymous nonsense song by Canadian folksinger Alan Mills. Sung by Burl Ives, the song is given an unbridled interpretation by the cartoonist, and by the end of the song, our old lady has swallowed much more than a fly.

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly, Derek Lamb, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • singer
    Burl Ives
  • direction
    Derek Lamb
  • story
    Derek Lamb
  • animation
    Kaj Pindal
  • words
    Rose Bonne
  • music
    Alan Mills
  • arrangements
    Eldon Rathburn
  • sound effects
    Karl Duplessis
  • camera
    James Wilson
  • re-recording
    Murray Fallen
    Ron Alexander
  • producer
    Colin Low
  • executive producer
    Tom Daly

  • McLaren’s Muse

    The combination of Pindal’s googly-eyed characters & Ives’s drawling voice makes this the best version of a childhood classic

    McLaren’s Muse, 23 Oct 2019

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