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Chicken Little
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In this updated version of the story, Chicken Little reads a scary headline on the internet. It says: THE SKY IS FALLING. Of course, he read it on the internet... it must be true!

The Bird and the Whale
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A poignant original story about a bird and a whale who fall in love, in spite of their differences. But then the weather turns cold... Warning: This story has been known to make adults cry.

The Wind and the Sun
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A little girl stares out her bedroom window, longing for summer. Then… she sees an ice cream truck. A short story inspired by “The Spendthrift and the Swallow”, told in the present tense.

The Girl and the Ice Cream Truck
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A little girl stares out her bedroom window, longing for summer. Then… she sees an ice cream truck. A short story inspired by “The Spendthrift and the Swallow”, told in the present tense.

The City Mouse and the Country Mouse
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A city mouse tells wonderful tales of city life, but there are some things he neglects to mention... A short story in the present tense with a good moral for the Instagram generation.

The Dog and his Bone
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A dog finds a bone and feels like the luckiest dog in the world —until he sees another dog... A short story in the present tense with lots of question words and city vocabulary.

The Frightened Lion
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Lion is getting ready for bed, when he hears a strange noise. What could it be? Is it a monster? The biggest, scariest monster EVER? A short story in the present tense.

The Fox and the Crow
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A hungry fox is walking through the forest one morning when he sees a crow with some cheese in his beak. But how can the fox get the cheese? A short story in the present tense.

Snow White
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Once there was a girl with skin as white as snow who was more beautiful than the jealous queen. A story of magic mirrors, multiple dwarfs, poisoned apples, and ScrabbletM

Rumpelstiltskin
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When a rich hat-maker tells people that his daughter can turn hay into gold, the king makes him prove it (or be fed to the crocodiles!) A story about family, fibbers, and golden underpants.

The Emperor's New Clothes
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A vain emperor loves bragging about his own intelligence. But when a dishonest tailor sells him some new clothes, he discovers who the real nincompoop is.

Rapunzel
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A girl with long hair lives in a tower, with a witch as her only friend... until one night when she hears a strange voice down below. A story of resilience, herbs, heroes, and happily ever after.

Cinderella
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Cinderella is kind, intelligent, and loves to tell jokes. Will she go to the King’s ball? What will she wear? Will the prince laugh at her jokes? And what happens to the cat?

Jack and the Beanstalk
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A well-meaning young man steals from giants — first because he wants his mother to be happy, but then he gets greedy... Will he become “richer than the richest man in the world”?

Hansel and Gretel
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Two children, a woodcutter, a stepmother and an evil witch come together in this story about food, feelings, confusing directions, and how to make roast boy with gravy.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff
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Three hungry goats accidentally wake a troll on their way to eat the tall green grass in the meadow. This story has some fun repetition and a surprising amount of chocolate cake.

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75+ minutes of animated stories in each language
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