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I neglected to mention that this movie scared the living crap out of me as a kid. I had nightmares about that movie for quite some time, as I recall.
EDIT: The version I saw was from the 1950s.
Both versions scared me. And both are good.
I remember being freaked out at the teacher eating the frog and screaming, "We'll get you timmy!" (or whatever his name was).