Aesop's Fables III: The Hen with the Golden Eggs and Other Tales
Aesop's Fables III: The Hen with the Golden Eggs and Other Tales. Fully animated. Rewritten for today by Victor J. Tognola. Illustrated by Adelky. No. 1564. ©1987 Children's Video Library, Inc. $2.25 from Rachael Houdroge, Portland, OR, through Ebay, March, '00.
Originally copyrighted apparently by Blue Lion and SSR-RTSI in 1981. I suspect that there may have been an Italian original behind this now-English presentation. While the voice-over narration is in English, I suspect that there may have been an Italian original behind this presentation. The first fable of nine here, "The Lion in Love," has lots of Italian songs and, I think, some Italian muttering and cursing. It is unusual that the title fable does not come first. The presentations are highly dramatized, as here when the lion sings arias or the girl laughs at the toothless lion. The animation work is simple. In the second fable, the kid rather than the wolf plays the flute before the wolf's dinner. The "III" in the title appears only on the tape itself.