Nelly and Caesar
Nelly - a mouse - and Caesar a frog - discover the world around them from the dramatically changing seasons to the laws of nature, and the inner, emotional world of sadness, joy, fear, love, jealousy and anxiety. Digital animation brings the spirit of Ingrid Gordon's picture books to life.
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December 29, 2009
Caesar and Fred are helping Nelly clean the bedroom! But Caesar can't remember where everything goes, and Fred doesn't know either since it's not his room! Nelly has an idea: Caesar and Fred will look at a picture of the room, taken when it was tidy, to see where everything goes and then put it all in it's place! Let the tidy-up race begin!
December 28, 2009
Caesar and Nelly must choose the sport they want to join. Caesar can't decide which one interests him most. Nelly convinces him to try gymnastics with her, which he enjoys, until he is distracted by Fred playing basketball. He quickly discovers that he likes basketball as well. He decides to try all the sports offered to figure out which one he will join. After trying them all he is exhausted, but no closer to making his choice. Nelly suggests that he take his time, do something else and decide later. Following her advice, he goes off to ride his bike in the park. He realizes that his favourite sport is definitely cycling and that's what he will join!
Cave drawers and dwellers
December 23, 2009
At the library, Caesar is showing his friends a book on prehistoric man. They learn together about cave drawings and decide to draw their own on the walls of the cave at the park. Each of them will draw their own object, but they can't seem to agree on what they should draw. That night, Nelly and Caesar gaze at the stars and reflect on the dilemma. They come to the conclusion that the cavemen drew what was important to them and they decide that they should do the same. The next day everyone draws whatever object they want and Mina draws a house around all the other drawings!
The Big Show
November 11, 2009
At school, Nelly, Caesar and Mina are playing with finger puppets. Nelly has a princess, Caesar an ogre and Mina has a mermaid. They want to put on a show, but can't think of any stories that have all three characters... What to do?... They make up their own story about an ogre, a princess and a mermaid and invite Fred and Leo to watch the finger puppet show.
On The Spot!
November 10, 2009
Nelly and Caesar are preparing for a party at school. But Caesar has an unfortunate spill into a basket of raspberries and his T-shirt is stained in pink spots! How can he go on stage now? Finally, Fred lends him his t-shirt so he can perform on stage at the party. Little Leo's shirt is also stained... Fortunately Nelly puts a black hat on him which completes the costume and sends him on to play a ladybug!
November 9, 2009
Mina is having a birthday party. Nelly's invitation gets lost...Nelly, who had prepared a gift, is very sad at not being invited. Caesar tries to get Nelly to talk to Mina but Nelly thinks Mina neglected to invite her on purpose. The day of the party arrives, Nelly doesn't go to the party, and Mina doesn't know why. Caesar explains that Nelly never received an invitation; Mina goes to find Nelly to clear things up. Finally, the lost invitation is found in Nelly and Caesar's yard.
November 6, 2009
Splosh is trying to tell Nelly and Caesar that he is hungry, but they don't seem to understand. They think that Splosh is turning in circles in his bowl because he is bored. They try to give him toys to play with and bring him out to the park, but neither makes Splosh happy. Finally, Nelly and Caesar realize what Splosh really wants. They give him a good meal along with some peace and quiet.
Come on in!
November 5, 2009
Caesar sees Nelly in the garden near a bush. He asked her to come play with him, but Nelly refuses... Caesar is bothered; he wonders why she doesn't want to play with him and why she would rather play in the bushes with Chomp. Caesar decides to go play with Mina and Leo and. In the end, it turns out that Nelly has been busy building a secret fort to surprise Caesar and the others.
The Pet Show
November 4, 2009
Today is the Pet Show at school and the children can bring their pets to school. Nelly and Caesar bring Chomp, the caterpillar. Caesar is not too sure about Chomp being trapped in a jar, but it's only for a couple of hours. As the day progresses Caesar notices that Chomp doesn't seem to be feeling very well. He urges Nelly to bring Chomp home to his bush in the garden, but it is in vain. Eventually, Nelly realizes that Chomp is homesick and hungry and they rush him home. Nelly apologizes to Caesar for not listening to his concerns.
The Dragon's Tale
November 3, 2009
Caesar has been influenced by a book and now he thinks that there is a dragon living in the cave at the park. He refuses to go ice-skating in the park with Nelly and the others. Despite his fear, he accepts to go inspect the cave with the support of Nelly and Fred. Inside the cave, he discovers an injured Blue Bird. Happy to have been able to help Blue Bird Caesar thanks his friends for the encouraging him. Thanks to them he was able to overcome his fear and save Blue Bird! And now, they can all go ice skating!