Rupert the bear gets a makeover
Yesterday, the new transfer and cleaned up version of “Rupert and the Frog Song” premiered on YouTube, with animator Geoff Dunbar giving a short introduction.
Also, the music video for “We All Stand Together” was released anew, also in a cleaner copy than previous incarnations, remastered and upgraded to HD (high definition).
And some of you record collectors out there may have received the re-released picture disc of the single. This all due to the fact that the beloved British cartoon bear turns 100 years old. And he still looks like a boy bear. Today, a new video was uploaded to Paul McCartneys official YouTube account, this one featuring a special performance of “We All Stand Together” by the LIPA 4-19 choir, filmed outside the Paul McCartney Auditorium on site at the Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts.
Of course, Paul McCartney had acquired the rights to do a film featuring Rupert The Bear early on, and through the seventies recorded music for what was to become a feature film. “Rupert and the Frog Song” was just supposed to be a teaser for a full length film, which never came to fruition. Beatles Magazine has that story.