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Rupert and the Frog Song (1985)

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Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Windsor Davies ...
Rupert's Father / Father Frog (voice)
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Rupert / Edward / Bill / Boy Frog (voice)
June Whitfield ...
Rupert's Mother (voice)
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Rupert Bear goes on a walk in the hills near his home, where he encounters a community of frogs who join together in a musical extravaganza.

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frog | bear | surrealism | waterfall | song | See All (15) »

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Short | Music | Animation

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5 June 1986 (Netherlands)  »

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Trivia

Was shown theatrically with Give My Regards to Broad Street (1984). See more »

Quotes

Boy Frog: Dad! Dad! When's the show going to start? Hey, Dad!
Father Frog: Now look, son. This only happens once every couple of hundred years.
[aggressively]
Father Frog: If you don't pipe down I will...
[Boy Frog Cowers]
Father Frog: [quietly] ... I will not bring you again.
Boy Frog: Heh.
Father Frog: [quietly] Shut Up!
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Connections

Featured in There's Only One Paul McCartney (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

We All Stand Together (Humming Version)
Music by Paul McCartney
Performed by Finchley Frogettes
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27 December 2010 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

This wonderful animated short was part of my childhood. I absolutely adored to watch this over and over as a kid. Today it is a cartoon that I highly respect and admire for its excellence and the strong nostalgia effect it has on me. It's a timeless classic. It's pure, childish, artistic, charming, extremely nostalgic, relaxing for the eyes and soul... a great little masterpiece.

A more innocent cartoon than this is difficult to find. It is as innocent and harmless as a cartoon can be. You don't see anything like this now. Ah, those were the days!

This short is very colored, but it also has some darkness and a certain spooky feeling thanks to a darkness that is only comparable to Disney's classic 'The Rescuers'. You know, the feeling of being in a scary and forbidding place which is strengthened thanks to the brilliant music that really has that creepy feeling. But still, it isn't too frightening even in the darkest moments (then again, like 'The Rescuers'). The artwork is wonderful, even in the darker parts (once again, comparable to 'The Rescuers').

The song "We All Stand Together" is truly delightful and eternal. The sequence itself is very jolly and animated: I mean, a festival of dance and music with nothing but frogs at the rhythm of such a jolly song?? Good heavens! There is nothing like this!

Incredible as it may seem, this short is a production by Paul McCartney and his then wife Linda. Paul even voices a few characters, such as the lovable little bear Rupert.

This is a short that should never be missed in any collection of gold classic animated shorts/films. It is rather special and makes you feel really good.

I'm not aware of the title of this in Portugal, which is a shame.


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