The films are set in front of a blue wall and feature two silent, sentient disembodied hands. The first film in the series, narrated by Skip Hinnant, introduces the left hand. He is unhappy because he cannot make a noise by himself. He is satisfied when he meets the right hand and learns to clap. The subsequent films open and close with flute music and do not feature narration.
|Picture||Summary / First Appearance||Description|
|There Once Was a Hand (Features)
|Skip Hinnant narrates the story of an unhappy hand who wishes he could make a noise.|
|The hands try to communicate with each other by making sounds from opposite sides of a wall.|
|The right hand plays with a ping-pong ball and tricks the left hand into thinking an egg is one.|
|The right hand tickles the left hand with a feather.|
||The left hand hears a ball falling from above at a great distance (indicated by a whistling sound). He catches the ball, ponders where it came from, then drops it. The ball's long descent continues until it lands with an enormous thud.|