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The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse

| 5 min

In this animated short, Evelyn Lambart uses her well-known style of animation – paper figures and brightly colored backgrounds – to revisit Aesop’s tale of 2 mice with vastly different lifestyles. Ultimately, the film suggests it is far better to live simply and in peace than to live in luxury amidst danger.

  • director
    Evelyn Lambart
  • animation
    Evelyn Lambart
  • executive producer
    Kathleen Shannon
  • music
    Keith Tedman


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Ages 6 to 11

Family Studies/Home Economics - Feminism
History and Citizenship Education - Culture and Currents of Thought (1500-present)

As a class discussion, discuss the style of animation used for this film. Look up the definition of a "fable" and decide if this story is a fable. Students could choose their favourite fable and create a storyboard to tell the story using simple drawings. What was the lesson to be learned in this particular fable?

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