The King and the Mockingbird (Le Roi et l'oiseau)

The King and the Mockingbird (Le Roi et l'oiseau)
  • 1980
  • France
  • 1h 23min
  • U
  • Directed by: Paul Grimault
  • Cast: Voices of Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières
  • Language: French

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

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Thirty years in the making, this wonderful animated feature is a well-loved classic in its native France, and screens here for the first time in a new restoration with English soundtrack. The tale of a pompous king and the bird who teases him at every turn, its technical achievements are unrivalled; the men who founded Studio Ghibli studied it frame by frame before making their first film. A treat not to be missed.

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