Here is our film
"The Crow and the Fox" ("Le corbeau et le renard"
in French). It's a film based on a fable by Jean de La Fontaine. Both
the crow and the fox are built with lego bricks. Enjoy!
Crow and the Fox
[English version on youtube]
corbeau et le renard
[French version, remastered in June 2011]
version is an opportunity to revise your French!
We are aware of the fact that everybody knows about this fable. However,
here is a small biography of Jean de La Fontaine and an english written
version of the fable
"The Crow and the Fox":
de LA FONTAINE is
a French poet. He was born in 1621, and died in 1695. He became famous
by writing poetry-tales, and began to publish his fables later, from 1668
to 1694. Each fable (written in verse) is a moral device, where the human
being appears dressed up as an animal. Most of his fables are inspired
by the greek tale-teller Aesop's short narratives (written in prose) from
which morals derive.
The Crow and
Perched in a treetop,
old Mister Crow
Was holding a cheese in his beak.
Drawn by the stench, Mister Fox, down below,
Peered up, then proceeded to speak.
"Well, hello, fair Sir Crow! Lovely day!
How you dazzle my eyes! How rare your display!
Not to lie, if your voice when you sing
Is as fine as the cut of your wing
I'll know you're the Phoenix reborn in these woods!"
At these words the old crow became giddy with pleasure
And, thinking to prove his voice a treasure,
He opened his big beak-and promptly dropped the goods.
Fox pounced upon his prize and said, "My dear, dear sir,
Learn now that every flatterer
Lives at the cost of those who give him credit.
That lesson's worth a cheese no doubt, so don't forget it!"
The crow, in shame and deep chagrin,
Swore, a bit late, never again to be taken in.