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The Biggest Bear

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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Super long. Odd. Boy adopts a bear cub and raises it and then tries to take it back to the wild but it won't go. He ends up having to try to shoot it but some zookeepers come deus ex machina style at the very end.

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Wild animals shouldn't be pets.

The Lion & the Mouse

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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Strange, nearly wordless version of the fable. You kind of have to know the fable already to understand what's going on.

Message: 

Help people and they might help you back.

Grandfather's Journey

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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Sad. A Japanese grandfather visits and moves to America and then feels homesick so goes back to Japan, then tells grandson about California and grandson is also torn between two countries.

Message: 

Different cultures have different useful things to teach you.

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