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The King and Mister Bird (1980)
"Le roi et l'oiseau" (original title)

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

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Martin ...
L'oiseau (voice)
Pascal Mazzotti ...
Le roi (voice)
Raymond Bussières ...
Le chef de la police (voice)
Agnès Viala ...
La bergère (voice)
Renaud Marx ...
Le ramoneur (voice)
Hubert Deschamps ...
Le sentencieux (voice)
Roger Blin ...
L'aveugle (voice)
Philippe Derrez ...
Le liftier / Le speaker (voice)
Albert Médina ...
Le belluaire / Le haut hurleur (voice)
Claude Piéplu ...
Le maire du palais (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lionel Charpy ...
(voice)
Jacques Colombat ...
(voice)
Robert Lombard ...
(voice)
Jean Mermet ...
(voice)
Vincent Montrobert ...
(voice)
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A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

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more than a cartoon
13 July 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when I was really little, and it's still is one of my favorite cartoon.

I've met several people who, when watching it, were disturbed by it. Mainly, i think, because it is so different from the other cartoons. It has a lot of symbolism, and the characters are neither good or bad. But i don't think it's unsuitable for children... The story around the shepherdess and the chimney boy is so adorable, and i remember loving many scenes full of beauty when i was little.

It is a metaphor of what power can do to people. It shows how love and freedom can never be kept locked up. Every scene of this movie is a small piece of symbolism, making it a piece of art, not always likable, but admirable in its perfection.


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