In this animation film, Norman McLaren imparts unusual activity to an old French-Canadian nonsense song. Simple white cut-outs on pastel backgrounds, many by Evelyn Lambart, provide lively illustrations. The folksong "Mon Merle" is sung in French by the Trio Lyrique of Montreal.
Ages 11 to 17
Arts Education - Music
Arts Education - Visual Arts
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Science - Life Systems/Ecology