Bunch of Fives
A stop-motion animated series about animals and the environment.
Through the vast emptiness of space travels a lone sea turtle. As she exhales, she creates an atmosphere, and that in turn leads to the evolution of a forested, mountainous home for some enterprising monkeys. Not content to dwell in this paradise, their industrious ways lead them to exploit their resources. Slowly they deplete all the turtle has provided for them, without a thought for her well-being. She falls from the sky, but below is a vast ocean.
On finishing the metamorphosis from tadpole to frog, Cyril finds himself on uncommon ground - a garbage dump. Unsure of his surroundings, he croaks out to other frogs. They reject his advances until Cyril picks up an old banjo and dramatically changes his tune. The other frogs are impressed - but who is the stranger and why can he play so well?
A prisoner sits despondently in his cell. The sound of clanging doors and footsteps is heard - the jailer brings a present - it's a birthday cake made from crayons. The prisoner begins to draw the world he yearns for - a jungle scene with monkeys, birds and frogs. Amazingly it comes to life just as the prison guard can be heard making his rounds. Can our prisoner be drawn into his own fantasy of escape?
At last the real answer to the age-old question, 'Waiter, what's that fly doing in my soup?' Some wild creatures are rare, beautiful and found only in the most remote wilderness. And then there are rats, cockroaches and flies - common, tough and they live where we live. Ratatooey, Flat Albert and the Blue Baron hang out in the alleyway behind Sam'n Ella's Bistro. But what happens when it's dinnertime and the garbage is bare?
Those awful human beings! They have no consideration for happy-go-lucky possums. Imagine trying to enjoy a moonlight howl, a 3am clog dance on a tin roof or tossing around food when some human is having a barbecue, driving a noisy car or even sending in the possum catcher. It was such a good neighbourhood until the people moved in!
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