The Eagle and the Owl
The Eagle and the Owl. Aesop's Fable. Introduced by Bill Cosby as Aesop. Plus a Sing-A-Long Cartoon. About 30 minutes. #40002. Freehold, NJ: ©1990 Trans Atlantic Video. Anaheim: ©1991 Diamond Entertainment Corporation. Gift of John Carlson, Christmas, '91. Extra copy for $2.50 at Nebraska City Mall, Nov., '92.
This series uses the same Cosby framework as the earlier Lorimar tapes but presents only one interrupted fable and adds a cartoon at the end. A viewer watches for a long time in this almost twelve-minute story before coming anywhere near a recognizable fable. At the start, the owl cuts off the eagle's shaving water, and the eagle puts trash and a mouse down the owl's chimney. The two continue to trade annoyances. After going to court, the two decide to be friends for life and to spare each other's young. Asked to describe his, the owl says that they are beautiful and gentle. The eagle finds them unknowingly, and eats the ugly little birds. The monkey is judge.