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Mr. Frog Went A-Courting

Mr. Frog Went A-Courting

| 4 min

In this colourful animated short by renowned filmmaker Evelyn Lambart, a handsome frog courts and wins a mouse for his bride. The story was inspired by a popular old folk song and nursery rhyme, originally published in 1548. Sung by Derek Lamb to lute accompaniment.

The film’s ending, which is also taken from the original song, might not be suitable for some audiences, especially very young audiences. Parental discretion is advised.

  • director
    Evelyn Lambart
  • animation
    Evelyn Lambart
  • sound
    Roger Lamoureux
  • re-recording
    Michel Descombes
  • music
    Karl Duplessis
    Derek Lamb
    Andrew Huggett


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Ages 8 to 12

Study Guide - Guide 1

Arts Education - Music
English Language Arts - Children's Stories/Fables
History and Citizenship Education - Neolithic Civilization to the Renaissance
Media Education - Film Animation

How is repetition used in the song? Make a list of other instruments that could have been used rather than the lute. How might that change the tone or message conveyed? Research folk songs or nursery rhymes (perhaps from your own culture) and select one. Compare and contrast this with other well-known folk songs or nursery rhymes. Create your own retelling of this folk song/nursery rhyme using the medium of your choice (stop-motion animation, children’s song, skit).

Mr. Frog Went A-Courting
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