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Le château des singes (1999)

A rebellious teenage monkey refuses to believe what he has been told and sets out to find the truth.
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Kom (voice)
Sally Ann Marsh ...
Gina (voice)
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Sebastian (voice)
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The King (voice)
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Master Martin (voice)
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The Governess (voice)
French Tickner ...
Korkonak (voice)
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Princess Ida (voice)
William Vanderpuye ...
Lionel (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Gavin (voice)
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Kom's Mother (voice)
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Monkey Cries (voice)
Tara Römer ...
Kom (voice)
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The King (voice)
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A rebellious teenage monkey refuses to believe what he has been told and sets out to find the truth.

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A Funky Monkey Jungle Tumble


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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #25.2 (2001) See more »

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To Be King
(English version)
Written by Alexandre Desplat, Norman Hudis
Performed by John Hurt
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I am on the fence about this film...
27 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The obvious plus is the fine voice cast; John Hurt, Michael Gambon and Michael York. Alas, they have very little to work with. Do forgive me, it has been months since I saw this, but I do remember Monkey's Tale wasn't a very good film. Kids may like it, but adults will find plenty to criticise here. The biggest minus is the songs, I agree with one of the comments that they are awful,(the sort of thing you'll hear in pre-school) and they come out of nowhere as well. The animation wasn't very good either, it was flat, and there were some scenes where it felt rushed. However, I did like the story. It was a really nice idea, about Kom falling into another world, becoming smitten with a servant, and discovering a plot to overthrow the king. Unfortunately, the voice actors, who are all immensely talented, and the main reason why this isn't a complete disaster, didn't have desperately much to work with. There were times, when it wanted to get somewhere, but never did. I genuinely hate criticising movies, but this movie, while far from the worst movie ever, was very weak in the music, animation and scripting departments. 5/10 in respect to the voice actors. Bethany Cox


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