The Great American Pigeon Race


Six persecuted pigeons compete for a prize piece of pigeon real estate.


Why pigeons for an animated fable? Two reasons: Hitchcock's THE BIRDS scarred me as a young girl when I saw it on television. I've been terrified of birds ever since. Pigeons are considered "flying rats" by many -- so they seemed the perfect choice to illustrate the "tolerance" theme behind GREAT AMERICAN PIGEON RACE. The pigeons are multicultural -- and a perfect way to portray the message "divided we fall, united we don't!"



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