Charlie's Opus Gallery Transcript

Charlie's Opus is a short by Lauren Sassen that aired alongside 5 others.[1]


Charlie and the animals of the forest learn to play instruments.


Charlie is playing a game of tag with a butterfly. When he takes a swing at it he strikes a drum stuck in a tree. Admiring this "noisemaker," he finds even more instruments strewn about nearby. He begins trying them out, attracting the forest's animals by playing "When the Saints Go Marching In" on a trombone. Seeing that the animals are interested, Charlie offers to teach them everything he knows.

Three months later, the bears are sitting on a log, awaiting a free show that Charlie promised them. Behind the curtain if a makeshift stage, Charlie peeks out to his audience while the animals stand by with their instruments. He gives them a pep talk, thanking them for all their hard work and practice over the summer. Two deer draw open the curtains, and Charlie steps out and bows. He raises his conductors baton (a twig) and cues his band. The music the animals play can only be described as a cacophony. Grizzly and Panda cringe at the noise, while Ice Bear pulls out a pair of opera glasses. Charlie continues to furiously wave his baton as the animals continue to play horribly. When the piece is over, the band flees, leaving the instruments strewn about and broken. Charlie then faces the bears, who are quiet for a few moments. Ice Bear then begins to clap slowly, with his brothers following suit with uncomfortable smiles on their faces. Charlie says he's glad they liked it, and tells them that it was only the first movement. He calls for his band once more, with Grizzly and Panda looking worried. The short ends with Ice Bear bringing out his opera glasses again.




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  • This is the first short featuring Charlie.

Cultural References

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International premieres

  • "찰리의 작품" December 3, 2018 (Korea)



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