Foxy Fables. 75 minutes. Claymation. ©Frame by Frame, Denmark, 1986. ©1987 Hi-Tops Video, a Division of Heron Communications, Santa Monica, CA. HT 0055. Produced by Mike Filderbaum. Directed and Animated by Rony Oren. Co-ordinated by Teresa Appleton. $6.50 from Dana Priddy, Louisville, KY, through Ebay, April, '00. Extra copy for $3.50 from Randy Lanser, St. Rose, LA, through Ebay, June, '99.
Delightful fables following traditional tales, though sometimes with new characters. Apparently, each fable receives an extensive repeated introduction, as though they were made not for seeing all at once but rather for individual viewing, say, one each week. I watched three. The Fox and the Crow is very well done; it spends significant time on the theft of the cheese by Cranium the Crow. The second fable presents a story of "Guarding the Cherry Tree" that has Brixton the Hare talking the poor bear into untying him and taking his place. The third fable has the fox dividing a cake between two litigants who come to him for a judgment. Of course he is the one who eats the cake.