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Release Date:
3 October 1989 (USA) See more »
Two very unusual frogs, George and Gertrude, dance around the globe in this wonderful cartoon. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Amanda Plummer ... Narrator (voice)
Heidi Stallings ... Gertrude (voice)
Edna Harris ... Josie (voice)
Steven Harris ... (voice)
Flavio Romeo ... (voice)
Bridget Thorne ... (voice)
Ian Thomson ... (voice)

Directed by
Michael Sporn 
Writing credits
Maxine Fisher (screenplay) &
Michael Sporn (screenplay)

Quentin Blake (book)

Produced by
Giuliana Nicodemi .... executive producer
Michael Sporn .... producer
Mary Thorne .... assistant producer
Original Music by
James Laev 
Cinematography by
Gary Becker 
Bob Bushell 
Wolf Ferro 
Film Editing by
Gregory Perler 
Art Direction by
Bridget Thorne 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bridget Thorne .... assistant director
Sound Department
Gregory Perler .... sound
Animation Department
Doug Compton .... animator
Tissa David .... animator
John Dilworth .... animator (as John R. Dilworth)
John Dilworth .... layout artist (as John R. Dilworth)
Steven Dovas .... animator
Ray Kosarin .... animator
Ray Kosarin .... rendering artist
Stephen MacQuignon .... rendering artist
George McClements .... animator
George McClements .... rendering artist
Christine O'Neill .... rendering artist
Elizabeth Seidman .... rendering artist
Theresa Smythe .... rendering artist
Michael Sporn .... animator
Bridget Thorne .... background artist
Michael Wisniewski .... animator
Michael Wisniewski .... rendering artist
Music Department
Barb Luby .... orchestrator
Other crew
Elizabeth Seidman .... production coordinator

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30 min

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Very nicely done, 9 December 2010
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

The Story of the Dancing Frog is very short, but it is a lovely, touching short film all the same. The animation, like with Abel's Island, is simple yet very effective in the characters, backgrounds and colours. The music is very nice as well, while the story is consistently engaging and the writing is thoughtful and poignant. I loved the characters too, especially Gertrude who you do really empathise with, and while slightly unorthodox perhaps the relationship between George and Gertrude packs an emotional punch. And I loved the closing sequence, which was so beautiful, and the voice work is very sensitive and beautifully judged. Overall, very nicely done and well recommended. 9/10 Bethany Cox

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