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5 June 1986 (Netherlands) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 
Windsor Davies ... Rupert's Father / Father Frog (voice)

Paul McCartney ... Rupert / Edward / Bill / Boy Frog (voice)
June Whitfield ... Rupert's Mother (voice)
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Directed by
Geoff Dunbar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Geoff Dunbar 
Linda McCartney 
Paul McCartney 
Mary Tourtel  characters

Produced by
Geoff Dunbar .... producer
Linda McCartney .... executive producer
Paul McCartney .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Paul McCartney 
 
Film Editing by
Tony Fish 
Peter Hearn 
 
Art Department
Mike Adams .... artist
Richard Adams .... artist
Jane Beecham .... artist
Stephen Calvert .... artist
Alice Clayton .... artist
Geoff Dunbar .... storyboard artist
Theresa Edwards .... artist
Helga Egilson .... artist
Prish Hackman .... artist
Monica Herman .... artist
Brendan Houghton .... artist
Carol Hughes .... artist
Liz Kennedy .... artist
Ah Man .... artist
Graham Randall .... artist
Denis Rich .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Tony Fish .... sound editor
Peter Hearn .... sound editor
Ray Merrin .... dubbing engineer
Bill Rowe .... dubbing engineer
 
Animation Department
Sue Branch .... background artist
Nick Burgess-Jones .... artist
Mario Cavalli .... animator
Geoff Dunbar .... animator
Joe Ekers .... assistant animator
Annie Elvin .... assistant animator
Eric Goldberg .... animator
Daniel Greaves .... animator (as Dan Greaves)
Alan Green .... animator
Greg Hill .... animator
Michael Hirsh .... background artist (as Mike Hirsh)
John Perkins .... animator
Mike Smith .... animator
Dave Unwin .... animator
Stephen Weston .... animator (as Steve Weston)
Robin White .... assistant animator
Gail Wright .... assistant animator
 
Music Department
George Martin .... music arranger
 
Other crew
Beatrice Blot .... production checker
Lee Hill .... production coordinator
 
Thanks
Elena Durán .... special thanks (as Elena Duran)
Janet Geere .... special thanks
Kelly Jon .... special thanks
Barry Rose .... special thanks
Stephen Shrimpton .... special thanks
Mike Stavrou .... special thanks
 

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USA:13 min
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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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Movie Connections:
Featured in There's Only One Paul McCartney (2002) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
We All Stand TogetherSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Just lovely, 20 July 2007
Author: Atreyu_II from The world of artists

"Rupert and the Frog Song" is fantastic. An excellent alternative to the Disney's shorts, being enchanting, magical, sweet and a timeless classic. This was produced by the ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and Linda McCartney (his wife back then). Paul McCartney also voices some of the characters, including Rupert. It's one of the many animated shorts I grew up with. Very nostalgic.

This short was released theatrically in 1984 as an accompaniment to Sir McCartney's feature film and soundtrack album "Give My Regards to Broad Street". The album includes one of Paul McCartney's best songs ever, "No More Lonely Nights".

Rupert Bear (the popular humanoid bear originally created in 1920) is the protagonist of this short. Enchanted by the pure beauty of nature, he goes for a trip to the hills. He relaxes in a peaceful environment and appreciates everything surrounding him. He also lives a small adventure by finding a place that is only for frogs.

He enters silently, despite being a forbidden place for other animals. The 3 signs he reads are very clear about that: «Frogs only beyond this point», «Everything except frogs must be kept on a lead» and «Guard frogs operating».

What happens next is something to live forever in our hearts and memories: a show of music and dance only by frogs. All of this at the sound of the cheerful song "We All Stand Together". We also see frogs in balloons and the King Frog and the Queen Frog rising out of the water in a moment of glory.

The only characters that give a minor dark side to this short are the Barn Owl and the two black cats. A music of suspense plays when they appear. But their roles are minor. Aside that, there's absolutely nothing dark about this.

This animated short is wonderful and very artistic. It's a rich production full of graceful details, beautiful backgrounds, well drawn characters and most everything else is perfectly drawn and painted. In other words, the artwork is excellent.

This shouldn't be missed in the collection of any lover of classic animated movies and shorts.

This should definitely be on Top 250.

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