Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters narrates Jonathan Rockefeller's new animated film, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, which will be available on demand beginning October 11.
The new film brings to life Eric Carle’s illustrations that “follow the adventures of 10 rubber ducks as they leave the factory, destined for faraway countries, before being washed overboard from a cargo ship and are swept away in all directions: West, East, North, South, left, right, up, down, this way, and that way...,” according to production notes.
“I have been a fan of Eric Carle’s work since I was very young. It has been a true honor to work with him and bring his stories to life on stage and now on film. In fact, Eric recently told me that he thought my little film may well have actually improved upon his original work. While I was deeply grateful for his kind and generous words, I would not think it possible to ‘improve’ on the impossibly beautiful and unique work of Eric Carle, which has been used for generations by parents and teachers alike to help children learn to read. I am thrilled to offer my film, 10 Little Rubber Ducks—bringing these vivid and imaginative illustrations to life,” filmmaker Rockefeller said in a statement.
Carle is also the author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, which has been translated into 62 languages and sold more than 41 million copies.
The film will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Video, Hulu and Vimeo.