Robert is delighted when his father returns from Africa with a baby chimpanzee which he names Tereza. When Tereza is kidnapped, Robert, his brother and friends, search the city and foil the kidnappers.
United States, 1964. Bobbie Dean is a boyish girl who has an extraordinary talent for basketball. Because she’s a girl, Bobbie is limited in her playing. She can only compete in girl’s basketball, that has restricted rules and is hardly taken serious by anyone. When Bobbie is helping her father making a delivery, some boys are playing ball. They assume she is a boy and when they see her play they want her on their college team. But when Bobbie’s secret eventually gets out, there are people who are willing to use any means necessary to ensure she never touches a ball in man’s basketball again.
This animated story of the thrilling adventures of a toy mouse and his child is based on the modern classic of children’s fiction written by Russell Hoban. From their home in the toy shop window, the mouse and his child find themselves cast into a rubbish tip where they become prisoners of the slimy rat, Manny (voiced by Peter Ustinov). Helped by their friends, a fortune-telling rat, an actress parrot, a performing seal and a pink elephant, the mouse and his child plot to escape Manny’s evil clutches and discover how they can become self-winding.
After Liptus arrives in a small village from the city, he calls his best friends, Miron and Melita, on winter holidays in Kopacevo. That same night, while they are all sleeping cozily, from their deep sleep Miron and Melita are woken by the disturbing sounds of villagers, carrying flares and disappearing into the darkness at the end of the street. At the docks, they find Halasz, a boy known for his bravery. He is cold, pale from shock, and babbling a white ghost. While most of the villagers don’t believe Halasz’s story, older citizens recall a long time ago when a forgotten spirit would scare people at night in dark and foggy swamps.
A flower vendor, Jack, brings his mentally challenged nephew, Joey, to the ten-lane Chicago Lakeshore roadway to help him sell flowers to motorists. In the course of their first day working together, Joey manages to prove himself in difficult and confusing circumstances and gains the loving respect of his uncle.
Madeline is one of twelve little girls at a boarding school in Paris. They all act exactly alike except things are always happening to Madeline. When she gets appendicitis all of the girls visit her and are impressed by her scar. Later the other girls claim they too are sick and want an operation. The head of the school smiles because she knows all is well.
A group of children use a cabin as the meeting place where they gather to sing. When the owner of the place has financial difficulties and thinks of selling it, the friends will devise a way to earn money: they will dye the surrounding sheep in different colors and try to sell the wool as if it were a natural product.
Rudyard Kipling’s tale of how the elephant got its trunk has always delighted with its playful use of language. Never has there been a more satisfying rendering of this “Just So” story, which explains what the world was like “in the beginning of years when the world was new and all…”. Illustrated by Tim Raglin.