Rudyard Kipling's Just So: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin (1997)

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In this retelling of the Rudyard Kipling story, Jackson Gillman offers a version that combines art, photography, and computer graphics magic. Rudyard Kipling's Just So: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin is faithful to the original story, in which a rhinoceros removes his skin in a heat wave. He has eaten the Parsee's cake, and the Parsee takes revenge by rubbing the skin full of dry cake crumbs. The subsequent rubbing of the skin is the reason for the folds and the ill temper of the rhinoceros to this day. Despite the age of the story, it still has appeal, and lends itself well to a contemporary production.