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The King and the Mockingbird (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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19 March 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The King and Mister Bird  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$3,721 (USA) (21 November 2014)

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$27,513 (USA) (6 February 2015)
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Not the average animated film
16 March 2006 | by (Costa Rica) – See all my reviews

I remember watching this in school when i was a kid, later i had a tremendous struggle trying to find it again, finally got it in my hands & have watched it like 10 times since! Animation made by computer opens new grounds for sure, but most of it (if not all until today) has no soul at all, no replaying value either. Check this & don't mind the language, is so well gestured by the characters you'll understand most of & it has an excellent score as well. I can see cubist & futurist artistic movements influenced this movie too. Nothing comes close, even the best anime movie from japan!

Only movie i ever will put a 10 on, i guess!


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