Grades 1-12, College, Adult
Directed by Nick Hilligoss
Produced by ABC International
DVD Purchase $95, Rent $20
VHS Purchase $95, Rent $20
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1998
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-768-X
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-770-0
Children's Stories: Animation
Awards and Festivals
ALA Notable Children's Video
Best Short Animation, Burbank International Children's Film Festival
Best Overall Program, 9-12 Youth Jury, ReaL to ReeL
Bronze Plaque, Columbus International Film & Video Festival
Certificate of Merit/Children's Jury, Chicago International Children's Film Festival
New York International Children's Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
American Psychological Association Convention
Mill Valley Film Festival
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
National Geographic Animation Film Festival
Brooklyn Academy of Music International Children's Film Festival
Western Psychological Association Annual Convention
Flicks, Sastatchewan International Children's Film Festival
East Lansing Children's Film Festival
Wisconsin International Children's Film Festival
Cornell Environmental Film Festival
Freeze Frame International Children's Film Festival, Winnipeg
Artivist Film Festival
American Conservation Film Festival
Bunch of Fives Series|
An adolescent frog learns to fit in with new neighbors.
An adolescent frog takes an inadvertent trip to the garbage dump, where he finds frogs singing unfamiliar tunes. After a few misses, he picks up a banjo and finds his voice in his new neighborhood.
Other titles in the series are:
Turtle World - A powerful allegory about the survivability of Homo sapiens.
Cell Animation - You can escape in nature.
Lower Orders - A new and funny look at the food chain!
Possum's Rest - Can humans and wildlife co-exist in the suburbs?
"These award-winning programs are open to myriad interpretations and analyses, which is a feature that makes them marvelously adaptable to a widely diverse range of age levels and curricular areas. All are delightful, full of playful humor and clever drollery...an excellent series for any school or public library collection."