(2001, 9 min.) Author and Illustrator: Fred Marcellino
An Egyptian crocodile who catches the fancy of the esteemed Emperor Napoleon becomes an instant celebrity in a fancy fountain in Paris. But when someone in the kitchen starts singing the praises of crocodile pie, the resourceful and very hungry reptile escapes by sewer. Narrated by Tim Curry with music by Raul Malo.
Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears
(1984, 10 min.) Author: Verna Aardema / Illustrators: Leo and Diane Dillon
A tall tale sets off a comic chain of mishaps from Mosquito to Iguana to Python to Rabbit to Owl, but all is wisely resolved by King Lion at the jungle council meeting. Narrated by James Earl Jones.