Watch the YouTube premiere of ‘Rupert and the Frog Song’

Paul reading his Rupert annual in the 'We All Stand Together' music video
6 November 2020


On Sunday 8th November, celebrate 100 years of DreamWorks Animation/Classic Media’s Rupert The Bear with a special YouTube premiere of Paul’s animated film Rupert and the Frog Song.

Originally released in 1984, the film was written and produced by Paul and directed by animator Geoff Dunbar. Paul voices the character of Rupert, and other notable voices include the beloved British TV icons June Whitfield (as Rupert’s mother) and Windsor Davies (as Father Frog). Released simultaneously with We All Stand Together, the film went on to become the biggest selling video of 1985 in the UK earning Paul a Grammy nomination in the process as well as seeing him win a revered Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Soundtrack and picking up a BAFTA for Best Animated Short Film.

Rupert and the Frog Song has now been fully restored in 4K with a new audio mix, and will be officially released on YouTube for the first time.

Frame from Rupert and the Frog Song showing the restoration process

“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. So, congratulations my little bear. Your fans are celebrating your 100th birthday and I for one think you deserve a telegram from the Queen.” Paul McCartney

We All Stand Together has also been remastered, and is out today on digital release and on limited edition picture disc vinyl via MPL/Capitol/UMe. Get your copy here! And look out for the restored music video, which also will be released on YouTube on Sunday 8th November.