The Butterfly ball and the grasshopper's feast

United Kingdom, 1976

Film
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This delightful Halas and Batchelor cartoon has a number of well-known rock stars singing an infectious song while the visuals enact the story of a frog and his friends who join together to attend the most spectacular ball of the year. Based on part of the book of verses and illustrations, “Butterfly Ball” by Alan Aldridge and William Plomer. Music by Roger Glover and animation by Harold Whitaker. Suitable for primary school level.

Credits

director

Lee Mishkin

producer

Jack King

production company

Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films

Language

English

Duration

00:04:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32434

Subject categories

Adaptations

Animation

Animation → Animated films - Great Britain

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 6-12

Childrens Films → Children's films - Great Britain

Literature → Children's literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Music & Performing Arts → Music - Juvenile films

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

U-Matic; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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