Program 3: A Peaceable Kingdom
Saturday, November 10, 2007, 5:30 p.m.
Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2
Includes the following films:
The Story of the Dancing Frog
1989. USA. Based on the book by Quentin Blake. Narrated by Amanda Plummer. A sophisticated British widow becomes the stage manager to a debonair frog, who dazzles crowds the world over with his cakewalk, polka, and tap dance routines. 26 min.
Ira Sleeps Over
1992. USA. A delightful adaptation of Bernard Waber's story about a momentous sleepover, with songs by Tony Award–winning composer William Finn. 26 min.
The Amazing Bone
1985. USA. Dark adventures await Pearl, William Steig's sweet-natured piglet, when she discovers a magical talking bone that has fallen out of a witch's basket. 12 min.
The Marzipan Pig
1990. USA. Narrated by Tim Curry. Based on Russell Hoban's deeply touching fable of unrequited love involving a marzipan pig, a bee, a taxi meter, a flower, a mouse, and a clock. 26 min.
1999. USA. Narrated by Susan Sarandon. Margaret Wise Brown's sixty-year-old book, with illustrations by Clement Hurd, has pride of place in every American child's bedroom, and is joyously brought to the screen in this award-winning adaptation. 4 min.