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The Story of the Fox (1930)
"Le roman de Renard" (original title)

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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claude Dauphin ...
Monkey (voice)
Romain Bouquet ...
Fox (voice)
Sylvain Itkine ...
Wolf (voice)
Léon Larive ...
Bear (voice)
Robert Seller ...
Cock (voice)
Eddy Debray ...
Badger (voice) (as Debray)
Nicolas Amato ...
Cat (voice)
Pons ...
Donkey (voice)
Sylvia Bataille ...
Rabbit (voice)
Suzy Dornac ...
Fox Cub (voice)
Jaime Plama ...
Cat (singing) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcel Raine ...
Sire Noble (voice)
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King, the Lion, receives more and more complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and brough to him... One of the first animation film with puppets. The story is taken from a from a French medieval fable. Written by Yepok

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10 April 1941 (France)  »

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This was Director, Animator, Writer, Cinematographer, Production Designer and Art Director Wladyslaw Starewicz' only animation feature. See more »

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Featured in South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Best Foxes (2011) See more »

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Astonishing
27 February 2003 | by (http://drnorth.wordpress.com) – See all my reviews

I saw this last night as part of the Exeter animation festival. It was preceded by two great shorts, but nothing prepared me for the Tale of the Fox. You might expect stop-motion animation from 1930 to be stilted, with locked-off camera set-ups and slow, jerky animals with ruffling fur (see King Kong, for instance). Starewitch's (this, according to his grand-daughter's website, is the correct way to spell his name) characters are incredibly expressive, fast moving and dynamic, and he includes crash zooms, whip pans and close-ups to stunning effect. If you've studied animation before, you'll be blown away by the use of motion blur, and the compositing of animated creatures with seemingly flowing water, but for non-nerds there is a fast, very funny story to be enjoyed. The Tale of the Fox might just be the single greatest achievement in animation there has ever been. That includes Willis O'Brien, Ray Harryhausen, Walt Disney and perhaps even Hayao Miyazaki.


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