Win or lose, sink or swim
One thing is certain, we'll never give in
Side by side, hand in hand

'Rupert and the Frog Song' was made in 1984 and is the brainchild of music legend Paul McCartney (now Sir Paul).

Paul's inspiration for the song 'We All Stand Together' stemmed from the realisation that something he loved so much as a child was a firm favourite with his own children. He dug out his old Rupert the Bear seasonal annuals and wrote the song.

The song was released in November 1984 and reached number 3 in the UK charts. The video was released simultaneously and became the biggest selling video of 1985 as well as being nominated for the 'Best Music Video - Short Form' at the Grammy Awards in 1986. The song can be found on Paul's 1983 album 'Pipes of Peace'.

In September 2004 the film was re-released on DVD to mark its 20th Anniversary.

Paul McCartney's interest in animation began when he was young and he would go to the local cinema and see the great Walt Disney cartoons such as 'Snow White', 'Bambi', 'Lady and the Tramp' etc...

He created 'Rupert and the Frog Song' with animator Geoff Dunbar who has been animating films since he was twelve years old.

The making of the short film began in 1981 and ended in 1983. In 1984, the year of its release, it won a UK BAFTA (British Academy Award) for Best Animated Short Film. The film was also released theatrically as an accompaniment to Paul's feature film 'Give my Regards to Broad Street'.

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