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May 29, 2021 6 min

Ferdinand was a young bull who lived in Madrid, Spain.  Unlike the other bulls, Ferdinand didn't like to fight and rough house with the other bulls, he preferred to sit under a cork tree and smell the flowers!  So, how on earth did he end up getting picked to fight in the bull fights, and what happened to him?

The lesson: Be yourself and don't let others change what you love.

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Jeremy Fisher is a frog that lives in a small house in the middle of the buttercups of the pond.  Wearing a raincoat and galoshes, he goes fishing with his rod made of a stalk of grass and a horsehair.  A trout rises from the water and seizes him with a snap, but doesn’t like the taste of his raincoat spits him out immediately.  From that day Jeremy no longer went fishing.

The lesson: Keep trying when things get hard.

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March 26, 2021 4 min

A prince wishes to marry a princess, but he wants to make sure she is a real princess rather than one of the dozens of royal pretenders who inhabit the realm.  The royal family concocts a plan to discover her true identity!

The lesson: Don't judge people before getting to know them. 

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March 7, 2021 7 min

A gingerbread man comes to life, but everybody wants to eat him! Can he get away before he becomes an afternoon snack?

The lesson: Don't trust strangers until you get to know them.

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February 14, 2021 4 min

Do you know why we ask people to "be our Valentine" on Valentine's Day?  St. Valentine is why!  He was a real person and his story of love is one to remember!  It was so important that we celebrate it every year.  Learn who Father Valentine was and what he did to inspire us to show people that we love them.

The lesson: Love each other

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January 19, 2021 8 min

A poky little puppy digs under the fence and escapes into the wide, wide world with his brothers and sisters. Will he be able to make his way home?

The lesson: You are wonderful just as you are

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January 3, 2021 5 min

A bored, young shepherd decides to amuse himself.  Can the villagers ever forgive him?

The lesson: Tell the truth even if it's hard sometimes

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April 10, 2020 5 min

A little boy wants a new, stuffed, woolly dog toy to add to his collection.  Where on earth is he going to get one?  Maybe he should take matters into his own hands!

The lesson: Appreciate what you have

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April 3, 2020 8 min

A little black kitten becomes lost on a rainy day, and a little boy is in need of a best friend!  Will these two lonely souls find each other in their time of greatest need?

The lesson: Care for friendships because they are more important than possessions

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March 27, 2020 15 min

One night, a young girl is lifted from her bedroom by magic and flies above the countryside!  She meets a beautiful horse during her adventure, but the two must eventually separate.  Will Rosie ever see her friend again?

The lesson: You can be courageous by trying new things

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March 20, 2020 16 min

An old merchant is imprisoned in a mansion by a terrible beast, but his beautiful daughter switches places with him!  How will she react to the beast, and what exactly is the beast?

The lesson: You are important and deserve to be loved.

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March 16, 2020 14 min

A little pig named Wilbur is able to escape from his pigpen and experience true freedom!  What will he do now that he's escaped?

The lesson: Listening to others might teach us things about ourselves that we don't notice

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March 13, 2020 11 min

A witch takes a young girl from her family as an infant and hides her away in a tower!  Rapunzel thinks she's happy until one day when a Prince stumbles upon her tower.

The lesson: You can be brave and strong, and face the things that you are afraid of

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March 6, 2020 15 min

A young man finds a magical lamp and a genie who grants his every wish!  One day, an evil sorcerer steals it and kidnaps the sultan's daughter.  Can Aladdin save her and get his genie back?

The lesson: Working hard is almost always worth the effort

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February 28, 2020 12 min

A weaver lies to the king to make himself seem more important than he is, but his daughter gets stuck having to spin straw into gold!  Will she be able to do it?  Maybe with the help of a magical little man.

The lesson: Telling lies can get us stuck in very difficult situations to get out of

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February 21, 2020 13 min

A princess is cursed by a fairy to sleep for 100 years!  Is there any prince strong enough to make his way into the castle and wake her from her slumber?

The lesson: You get stronger by doing hard things

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February 14, 2020 7 min

A little girl wishes the wind would go away and stop blowing forever!  A fairy grants her wish, but at what cost?

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February 7, 2020 6 min

A little girl enters into the house of three bears while they are away and makes herself at home!  What will happen when the bears return and find her?

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January 31, 2020 18 min

An evil queen is jealous because her step daughter is more beautiful than she is!  Can Snow White show who really is the fairest in all the land?

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January 24, 2020 16 min

John Henry was an American folk-hero and a steel-drivin' man who helped build railroads across West Virginia.  He's something special... but is he strong enough to outwork a steam engine?

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