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The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse

| 4 min

This animated short by Evelyn Lambart is a visual adaptation of the famous Aesop fable "The Lion and the Mouse," in which a mouse proves to a lion that the weak and small may be of help to those much mightier than themselves.

  • director
    Evelyn Lambart
  • animation
    Evelyn Lambart
  • producer
    Wolf Koenig
  • music
    Maurice Blackburn
  • music recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes


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Ages 6 to 9

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Music
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
Media Education - Film Animation

View this film in conjunction with The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop. Have students consider how oral storytelling is used in their culture and/or others. For each fable shared, discuss the message or “learning” that is communicated through the story. Share these as a group. Create a list of other known phrases or research Aesop’s other fables. Select one and create your own retelling of the fable using the medium of your choice (stop-motion animation, children’s song or skit). How is music used in this film?

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