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Abel's Island

Two films by Michael Sporn

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Based on the beloved classic from William Steig (author of Shrek), this Emmy-nominated film relates the story of Abel, an elegant and romantic mouse who gets swept away in a flood and stranded for over a year on a deserted island.

Featuring the Voice of Tim Curry.

NOMINATED for an Emmy Award
WINNER - Outstanding Program, Action for Children's Television
WINNER - Cine Golden Eagle
WINNER - Best Animated Film, Houston Film Festival

Also Featuring:

The Story of the Dancing Frog

A mother tells her young daughter a curious story from their family history: Great-Aunt Gertrude and a talented frog she names George achieve fame and success as they travel the world performing, before eventually retiring to the south of France, never to be seen or heard from again.

Narrated by Amanda Plummer.

WINNER - CableACE Award for Best Animated Program
WINNER - Parent's Choice Award, Gold Medal
WINNER - Red Ribbon, American Film Festival

What the Critics are Saying

"Michael Sporn is a poet of animation. His artistry and craftsmanship are first-rate, and he invests each of his handmade projects with keen intelligence, integrity, and heart."
- John Canemaker, Academy Award-Winning Animator

"The nation's premiere animator." - New York Daily News

Praise for Abel's Island:

"A+! Inspiring and touching!" - Entertainment Weekly

"Delightful! A simple yet sophisticated adventure. Will captivate children of all ages...parents will certainly be entertained, too!" - Child Magazine

"Charming, intriguing and artful. Young ones will want to play it over and over!"
- Parenting Magazine

"Beautifully conceived, charming!" - Christian Science Monitor

"A delightful tale that will capture and sustain the interests of young viewers...vividly illustrates for children the positive value of such qualities as perseverance and loyalty. The top-flight animation and enjoyable music will delight youngsters of all ages!" - Billboard

"An amazing retelling of the Robinson Crusoe tale!" - US News and World Report

Praise for The Story of the Dancing Frog:

"A delight...the animation is lovely!" - Children's Video Report

"Lovely...has a wonderful subtext about the value of making untraditional choices."
- Entertainment Weekly

"Tenderly animated." - TV Guide

Recommended Reading

Abel's Island by William Steig


Read more about Michael Sporn and his films:

Features and Specifications

Bonus materials:

  • Documentary: Inside the Animation Studio
  • Art Gallery
  • Animatics (animation storyboard)

Format: DVD
Running Time: 60 minutes (total)
Color: Color

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