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  • Woman: ♪ HEY, NOW... ♪

  • HEY, WOW... ♪

  • HERE'S HOW

  • COME AND READ

  • BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • Chorus: ♪ COME ON

  • COME IN

  • BEGIN

  • THE WORLD AWAITS

  • Woman: ♪ BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BETWEEN THE COVERS OF A BOOK

  • IT'S TIME TO LOOK BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BEHOLD THE TALES BEYOND THE TAILS

  • Chorus: ♪ BEHIND THE DOOR

  • BECOME, EXPLORE

  • COME IN BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BEGIN BETWEEN THE LIONS

  • BE HERE BETWEEN THE LIONS! ♪

  • WHOA, BOOKS, BOOKS.

  • MORE BOOKS!

  • OH, CAREFUL, CAREFUL.

  • WHEW!

  • ALL RIGHTY, CLICK, BEGIN SCANNING HERE.

  • SCANNING.

  • ( beeping )

  • CHARLOTTE'S WEB.

  • Theo: YUMMY.

  • OOH, THAT'S A SCRUMPTIOUS BOOK.

  • BOY, IT HAS THIS HEROIC LITTLE SPIDER IN IT.

  • HEY, LET ME READ SOME OF IT TO YOU, CLICK.

  • EXCUSE ME, BUT...

  • ( beeping )

  • THERE ARE 59 BOOKS HERE.

  • IF YOU WANT TO HAVE THEM ON THE SHELVES BY TOMORROW

  • I SUGGEST WE READ IT LATER.

  • OH, YOU'RE RIGHT, CLICK.

  • SORRY.

  • CONTINUE SCANNING.

  • SCANNING.

  • THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF DINOSAURS.

  • Theo: DINOSAURS!

  • OOH, YUMMY AGAIN.

  • BOY, I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT DINOSAURS.

  • MAYBE I'LL JUST TAKE A LITTLE PEEKY-POO.

  • NO TIME, NO TIME.

  • OKAY, OKAY.

  • NO TIME.

  • CONTINUE SCANNING.

  • SCANNING...

  • THE LION AND THE MOUSE.

  • HMM...

  • IS THIS BOOK ABOUT A COMPUTER MOUSE LIKE ME

  • AND A LION LIKE YOU?

  • WELL, WE COULD... READ IT AND FIND OUT.

  • BUT THERE'S NO TIME.

  • OH, THERE IS

  • ALWAYS TIME TO READ A BOOK

  • ABOUT A MOUSE.

  • OH, GOOD.

  • I THINK LIONEL AND LEONA WOULD LIKE THIS ONE, TOO.

  • WELL, COME ON, CLICK.

  • YES.

  • OKAY, DAD, I'M READY.

  • THE LION AND THE MOUSE BY AESOP

  • A WRITER FROM ANCIENT GREECE.

  • All: YUMMY!

  • ( Theo reads story aloud )

  • LET'S SEE... I HAVE TO GET SOME SWISS CHEESE

  • AMERICAN CHEESE, PROVOLONE AND A BIG WHEEL OF GOUDA.

  • I MAY BE LITTLE, BUT I HAVE A VERY BIG APPETITE.

  • UH-OH.

  • HMM... A LITTLE BROWN SNACK.

  • OH, PLEASE DON'T EAT ME.

  • IF YOU LET ME GO

  • I'LL RETURN THE FAVOR AND HELP YOU OUT ONE DAY.

  • ( laughs loudly )

  • HOW COULD A LITTLE MOUSE HELP A LION?

  • EXCUSE ME, BUT MICE CAN BE VERY HELPFUL.

  • HMM... RIGHT.

  • ( laughs heartily )

  • I DON'T UNDERSTAND.

  • WHY DID THAT LION LET THE LITTLE MOUSE GO?

  • FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK, LEONA.

  • THERE'S ONE WAY TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHY

  • AND THAT'S FOR YOUR MOM TO GO...

  • BETWEEN THE COVERS.

  • CLICK, DRAG AND DROP ME INTO THE BOOK PLEASE.

  • EXECUTING COMMAND.

  • ( shouts nervously )

  • Announcer: BETWEEN THE COVERS--

  • THE SHOW THAT GIVES YOU THE INSIDE STORY INSIDE THE STORY.

  • AND NOW HERE'S OUR ON-THE-PAGE CORRESPONDENT

  • CLEO THE LION.

  • TELL ME, SIR

  • WHY EXACTLY DID YOU LET THAT LITTLE BROWN MOUSE

  • SLIP THROUGH YOUR FINGERS?

  • DID YOU REALLY BELIEVE A LITTLE BROWN MOUSE

  • WOULD ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU SOMEDAY?

  • WELL, NO.

  • BUT THE WHOLE IDEA CRACKED ME UP

  • SO I HAD TO LET HER GO.

  • I SEE.

  • VERY INTERESTING MOTIVATION.

  • THAT'S THE STORY SO FAR.

  • THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.

  • HOME, CLICK.

  • ( Cleo whistling through air )

  • ( thud )

  • HI, MOM.

  • NICE REPORT, CLEO MY DEAR.

  • IT IS CERTAINLY NICE

  • TO SEE A MOUSE BEING APPRECIATED.

  • NAH, I STILL SAY HE SHOULD HAVE EATEN THAT MOUSE.

  • OH, YOU THINK SO, HUH?

  • HMM... WELL, LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.

  • GOOD IDEA.

  • YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

  • "A LONG TIME PASSED..."

  • LET'S SEE... ROAST BEEF, BEEF WELLINGTON

  • CHIPPED BEEF, BEEF TARTARE...

  • ( grunting )

  • Lion: HELP!

  • ( grunting )

  • HEY...

  • AREN'T YOU THAT BIG BROWN LION WHO DIDN'T EAT ME

  • BECAUSE I SAID I WOULD HELP YOU SOMEDAY?

  • YEAH, THAT'S ME, THAT'S ME.

  • GO FIND SOMEONE TO FREE ME FROM THIS NET.

  • I CAN FREE YOU.

  • ARE YOU CRAZY?!

  • HOW CAN A LITTLE BROWN MOUSE LIKE YOU

  • FREE ME FROM THIS GREAT BIG NET?

  • ( footsteps approaching )

  • I CAN DO IT LIKE THIS.

  • ( roars heartily )

  • SEE, I TOLD YOU

  • I WOULD HELP YOU SOMEDAY.

  • YEAH, I'M SURE GLAD I DIDN'T EAT YOU.

  • LIKEWISE, I'M SURE.

  • THE END.

  • AND THE MORAL IS: EVEN LITTLE CREATURES

  • CAN DO BIG THINGS.

  • SPECTACULAR MORAL.

  • BACK TO WORK.

  • OH, RIGHT BEHIND YOU, DEAR.

  • Theo: SEE YOU LATER, KIDS.

  • IT MAKES YOU REALIZE HOW MUCH MICE CAN HELP LIONS

  • DOES IT NOT?

  • OH, YES, IT DOES

  • BECAUSE THAT LITTLE BROWN MOUSE WAS A GREAT BIG HERO.

  • Lionel: YEAH.

  • HEY, WHAT DO YOU SAY

  • WE FORM A LITTLE BROWN MOUSE FAN CLUB?

  • YEAH!

  • I DO NOT HAVE A FAN CLUB.

  • AND NOW, LOVERS OF THE VOWELS "A," "E," "I," "O," "U"

  • AND SOMETIMES "Y"

  • THE VOWELLES ARE IN THE HOUSE SINGING THE SHORT "I" SOUND

  • FROM THEIR HIP HIT WORD, "HIT."

  • ( orchestra playing jazzy beat )

  • ( background vocals sing repeated short "i" sound )

  • ( singing short "i" sound in sync to jazz beat )

  • ( song ends; cheering and applause )

  • AND NOW...

  • WHAT?

  • "IT" IS COMING?

  • ( frantically ): IT IS COMING, IT IS COMING.

  • IT, IT, IT!

  • GET READY.

  • SOMETHING PARTICULARLY SILLY IS ABOUT TO HAPPEN--

  • I CAN FEEL IT.

  • ( shouting frantically ): OH, IT! IT! IT!

  • THIS IS "IT."

  • I TOLD YOU.

  • OKAY, RUN FOR YOUR...

  • LIVES!

  • YEAH.

  • OH, IT'S TOO SILLY.

  • I CAN'T TAKE "IT" ANYMORE.

  • MAKE "IT" GO AWAY, I BEG YOU.

  • THANK YOU.

  • IT'S BACK.