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Inspired by the 1920s cartoon strip 'Vixen Sharpears', this opera returns to its roots in the hands of animator Geoff Dunbar, whose films include 'Peter Rabbit' and 'Benjamin Bunny'.
Janácek's opera, inspired by the 1920s newspaper cartoon character, Vixen Sharpears, returns to its roots with a specially-adapted version of the score prepared by conductor Kent Nagano for the animated film by Geoff Dunbar (Peter Rabbit/Rupert and the Frog Song). Plus extra features: Animating The Cunning Little Vixen, Inside the animation studios with director Geoff Dunbar, Interactive storyboard, Dunbar's complete storyboard multi-angled with the film, Stages of animation, Use the remote control `angle' button to follow the stages of animation
"Alert to nature's sounds... Janacek's wondrous animal opera, a lovable yet unsentimental celebration of nature... Janacek's incandescent score glows musically under Kent Nagano's baton, and under Geoff Dunbar's luminescent paintbrush, the film glows, literally. ...a film that presents opera as something real and yet fantastical. Kids should see it, and this DVD is the only way." - 4 Stars, Los Angeles Times
Opera News "Best of the Year" list 2004
Run Time: 72 min.
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): Dolby 5.1, Dolby 2.0
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Works DetailsLeos Janácek (1854 - 1928) : The Cunning Little Vixen
- Conductor: Kent Nagano
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1921-1923