Made in 1922 while Starewicz was in Paris, this film (also known as “The Frogs who Wanted a King”) is a fable in the best Aesop tradition… the moral: Be careful what you ask for… you might get it!
The Frogs of Frogland think they need a king… they beg Jupiter (their human god?) to send them one. First, he sends a Wooden King. The frogs realize the Wooden King doesn’t do anything (he can just barely roll his eyes…), so they ask Jupiter for “a better King”.
Jupiter complies… he sends a Stork King. Storks, of course, eat frogs. (more…)