The Hare and the Frog
The Hare and the Frog. Aesop's Fable. Introduced by Bill Cosby as Aesop. Plus a Sing-A-Long Cartoon. About 30 minutes. #40004. Freehold, NJ: ©1990 Trans Atlantic Video. Anaheim: ©1991 Diamond Entertainment Corporation. $2.50 at Nebraska City Mall, Nov., '92.
This series uses the same Cosby framework as the earlier Lorimar tape but presents only one interrupted fable and adds a cartoon at the end. Typically the animated introduction to the fable-world, with music but no words, is some six minutes long, while the fable takes less time--here less than five minutes. The animated introduction here includes a storm, frightened rabbits playing games with their shadows in their castle, mice helping to stop the flood there, and rabbits frightened of mice. Within the fable there is a great frog band with frog singers on the pods.