Short films – Various Tortoise and the Hare

This note collects various short versions of The Tortoise and the Hare – except for those with named, popular turtles: Cecil and Toby who got their own notes.

The Tortoise Wins Again (Year: 1946)
Animation from the Terrytoon series. The Tortoise’s children read a story about the tortoise and the hare and show it to the hare children as well. The latter decides to challenge the turtle to a race, in this case, it is to be a skating race. Thanks to the support of his children (who cheat), the turtle, as the title suggests, wins the race.

Hare and the Tortoise (Year: 1947)
Typical Tortoise and the Hare. This film, created by “The Encyclopaedia Britannica Films”, is distinguished by its form – because videos with real, live animals were used, for which only the appropriate narrative was prepared.

A Hare-Breadth Finish (Year: 1957)
Animation from the Terrytoon series. It tells about a hare who has already lost to a turtle and is ridiculed for it, etc. So he trains intensively to win this time – which he fails, however, at the very finishing line he is stopped by a policeman (who turns out to be turtles in disguise).

The Hare and the Tortoise (Year: 1979)
Standard tortoise and hare story, without any deviation from the standard schema.

The Tortoise – The Hare (Year: 2002)
A standard story about a tortoise and a hare, distinguished from all above by the fact that its creator, Ray Harryhausen, started its production in 1952, and ended it (with an obvious long break) and published it 50 years later.

Oxbridge Baby: Fairy Tales – The Tortoise and the Hare (Year: 2008)
A painfully classic story of a turtle and a hare, without any quirks.

Granny Lane (Year: 2012)
In this story, the tortoise and the hare (visible at one point on the billboard) are treated more metaphorically, the tortoise is an old lady in a slow-moving car, while the hare is represented by youngsters in a fancy sport car. Needless to say, who ultimately prevails and reaches the goal.

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