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Please Frog, Just One Sip


A film by Diek Grobler

Genre(s): Animation / Children's

• Theme(s): Animals

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Please Frog, Just One Sip

  • Diek Grobler


    Diek Grobler obtained a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1996. He works in a variety of media and disciplines.  He is an exhibiting fine artist, has illustrated children's books, and directed and produced short animated films. He has received 4 international awards, and his films have been included in more than 40 international festivals. He lives and works in Pretoria, South Africa.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2017: Al-Nahj International Film Festival
  • 2017: Kaohsiung Film Festival International Short Film Competition
  • 2017: Hsin-Yi Chidren's Animation Awards
  • 2017: Int'l Animation FF Golden Kuker
  • 2017: Reggio Short Film Festival
  • 2017: KROK International Animation Festival
  • 2018: Hiroshima International Animation Festival Special Award
  • 2018: Ajyal Film Festival
  • 2018: Universal Kids Film Festival


A Retelling of the aboriginal Tidalik legend:
On a hot day in Africa, the greedy frog drinks all the water. The other animals have to make a plan to get the water back. Lion suggests violence, but fails. Chamelion suggests temptation/bribery, but fails.
Crocodile suggests threats and crow suggests slander, but both fail. The shunned eel sisters proposes humour. They tickle frog, and when he laughs, the water escapes, and the animals have their water back

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 10'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Country(ies) of production: South Africa
  • Original Language(s): English
  • Audience: Youth Audience
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

  • Screenplay: Piet Grobler, Diek Grobler
  • Editor: Diek Grobler
  • Sound: Charles Badenhorst
  • Music: Nik Phelps
  • Producer: Diek Grobler

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Fopspeen Moving Pictures