In this puppetoon, the tuba is dissatisfied with his role in an orchestra of self-playing instruments; he meets a bullfrog who gives him some good advice.

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In this puppetoon, the tuba is dissatisfied with his role in an orchestra of self-playing instruments; he meets a bullfrog who gives him some good advice. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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surprised
3 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this during my first grade student's music class. The film was nicely done and good for children of that age.

However, I was surprised when I saw one of the main characters (Piccolo) in what could only be described as black face.

No harm to the kids.

They didn't understand.

I just found it odd, my cartoon life having been sanitized by Warner Bros. and Disney in the past several years of anything that could slightly be deemed sensitive.

Good or bad, our history is our history.

People should be allowed to view it all.

The movie provided a great way to introduce students to a wider variety of music.

A great message in a time when people are becoming sheeple.


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