Ernest Borgnine Reads “The Rainbow Fish”

May 4, 2011

10squareThe SAG Foundation is very proud to announce the launch of Storyline Online’s newest project, a filmed reading of Marcus Pfister’s classic children’s book The Rainbow Fish, by veteran actor Ernest Borgnine!

Audiences of all ages have enjoyed Mr. Borgnine’s work for years, from award-winning stage and screen performances to receiving the 2010 SAG Life Achievement Award to yet another underwater role – as “Mermaid Man” on SpongeBob SquarePants.

The critically-acclaimed and multiple-award-winning veteran actor joins a list of distinguished celebrities who have volunteered to read on camera for Storyline Online, part of the Foundation’s internationally-recognized Children’s Literacy Initiative. As with all of Storyline Online’s entertaining and educational segments, the video and its accompanying interactive learning exercises can be accessed at

Filming took place at the SAG Foundation Actors Center in Los Angeles.

It’s a privilege to present Storyline Online, which brings children’s literature to life with celebrity readers and computer-enhanced illustrations for online streaming, available free of charge at any time of day. To help maintain the site and continue this effort for children’s literacy, donations to Storyline Online may be made at