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The Little Bird and the Squirrel, an autumn tale

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“It is Autumn; at the end of a branch hangs a red leaf. A little black bird comes along to water it when suddenly, a squirrel nicks the bird’s bright green watering can. The bird follows the cheeky thief and so begins an exciting chase through the forest.”

See what happens to a flightless Little Bird and the Squirrel (Der kleine Vogel und das Eichhörnchen) that takes is watering can. The animated short is one in a Little Bird series by animator and illustrator Lena von Döhren.

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Or watch this next on TKSST: The Little Bird and the Caterpillar, a summer tale.

Plus, more autumnal animations, including:
Bare: A bear adjusts to nature at his new house in the woods
• Wings, an animated short about a mouse who wants to fly
• Dead stuff, the secret ingredient in our food chain
• The Diary of Ochibi, Moyoco Anno’s stop-motion ode to the seasons
• The Real Reason Leaves Change Color In the Fall

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