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).
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
"…brilliantly inventive, very appealing and likely to become a classic" - Classical Music
"Perfect diction, an essential is ensured. I urge any parent with a musical child to acquire this DVD..." - The Sunday Telegraph
"It was an inspired idea to make an animated film version of Czech composer Leos Janácek’s 1923 opera The Cunning Little Vixen which he based on a serialized newspaper cartoon. Conductor Kent Nagano’s condensed version of the score retains the opera’s touching core, and Geoff Dunbar’s animation has charm for adults and children alike." - Newark Star Ledger (USA)
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