Paul McCartney Announces Plans For “Rupert And The Frog Song” Reissue
It Was A Hit For Him
Paul McCartney is set to re-release his animated short film “Rupert and the Frog Song” along with its original song titled “We All Stand Together” in celebration of Rupert The Bear’s 100th birthday this year. Out on November 6, McCartney wrote and produced the 13-minute movie alongside director Geoff Dunbar.
After its original release, “We All Stand Together” peaked at #3 on the UK Singles Chart.
McCartney said in a statement, “I’ve always loved animation. It started with the Disney cartoons and went on from there. As a kid I would always get the Rupert Annual at Christmas. I remember getting the idea for a film project when looking through one of them. There was a standout image in color and when I saw it I could imagine a concert of frogs with them all doing different parts, a choir and an orchestra, and I could almost hear the music.”
He continued, “Congratulations to Rupert on his 100th birthday. The great thing is he never looks a day older. Having been a fan of his since my early days in Liverpool, I know what he means to generations of young and old kids. In his character and attitudes to the world, he sums up the best of British tradition and reminds us of an innocence we would all love to cherish.”
And he even added a special request saying “I for one think you deserve a telegram from the Queen.”
It’s available for preorder today.