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The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop

1972 2 min
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This short animated film illustrates the fable in which the warm sun proves to the cold wind that persuasion is better than force when it comes to making a man remove his coat.

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The North Wind and the Sun: A Fable by Aesop

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This short animated film illustrates the fable in which the warm sun proves to the cold wind that persuasion is better than force when it comes to making a man remove his coat.
  • director
    Rhoda Leyer
    Les Drew
  • producer
    Robert Verrall
  • animation camera
    Simon Leblanc
    Pierre Provost
    Jacques Avoine
  • sound
    Karl Duplessis
  • music
    Karl Duplessis
  • editing
    Les Drew
  • animation
    Rhoda Leyer
  • narrator
    Rhoda Leyer
  • re-recording
    Jean-Pierre Joutel

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Education

Ages 6 to 10
Study Guide

View this film in conjunction with The Lion and the Mouse. 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). Research the history of Aesop’s fables and its use in Europe, Asia and the Americas. How were these fables used during the Renaissance?

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