Animated Tales of the World

Some of the world's best animations help to convey universal issues in creative and thought-provoking ways.

There are 13 videos in this series.

15 mins Timoon and the Narwhal
A short animation featuring an Eskimo boy who tries to help his lost and lonely aunt.
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15 mins The Tyrant and the Child
A short animation from an African story, featuring a tyrannical king who treats the residents of his village cruelly. When he tries to slaughter all the elderly folk, one boy, Raogo, devises a plan to overthrow him.
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15 mins The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep
A short animation of a story from Denmark, exploring the idea of forbidden love by showing what happens when toys and ornaments come to life.
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15 mins The Enchanted Lion
An animated tale from Germany about Hans, a man who is cursed by Gretta, a woman he rejected. Hans is destined to turn into a lion during daylight hours, until one day, the spell is broken by true love.
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15 mins Persephone
Winter, true love and a mothers mourning are explored in this animation about the Greek Gods.
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15 mins The Crown and the Sceptre
A short animated story from Arabia, telling of good fortune and greed.
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15 mins King Solomon and the Bee
This animation of a story from Israel tells of King Solomon, who is widely known for his wisdom.
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15 mins A Shepherd Boy Tumur
This animation tells the Mongolian story of a shepherd boy, Tumur, and how he became the next Khan of the Kingdom.
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15 mins The Flower of Fern
In this animated story from Poland, a family lose their son, Pavel, to the powers of a magical flower when he falls for the riches it offers him.
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15 mins The Story of Redhill
This animated story from Singapore tells the tale of Nadim and his grandmother, who save their village from the garfish.
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15 mins How Tortoise Won Respect
This animated story from South Africa, follows some animals playing with a forbidden branch in paradise, only for it to turn into a monster.
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15 mins John Henry: The Steel Driving Man
This animated story from the USA follows John Henry, a worker on the railroads, who challenges a new digging machine to a test of strength and endurance.
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15 mins Bad Baby Amy
A short animation following the reversal in fortunes of an Australian farming family, when rain eventually arrives after a seven year drought.
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