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A Monkey's Tale (1999)
"Le château des singes" (original title)

G  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Family  |  2 June 1999 (France)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Hill ...
Kom (voice)
Sally Ann Marsh ...
Gina (voice)
Sebastian (voice)
The King (voice)
Master Martin (voice)
Shirley Anne Field ...
The Governess (voice)
French Tickner ...
Korkonak (voice)
Princess Ida (voice)
William Vanderpuye ...
Lionel (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Gavin (voice)
Kom's Mother (voice)
Monkey Cries (voice)
Tara Römer ...
Kom (voice)
The King (voice)


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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To Be King
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Written by Alexandre Desplat, Norman Hudis
Performed by John Hurt
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nice children's movie
9 October 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Kon, a brave inhabitant of the upper reaches of the forest, drops down towards the medieval society on ground level. Kon is considered a primitive because he doesn't wear much clothing and doesn't cover his ears. He falls in love with a simple maid and becomes the court-jester. Then suddenly the lake freezes over and it snows for the first time in living history. The king takes this opportunity to discover the mystical lands across the lake, a disastrous idea as the ice melts during the expedition... I won't give more details as it will take all the excitement out of the flick. I'll say this dough, well made, nice songs and fun to see. Takes the monkey with both primitive and advanced society. The one for being too conservative, the other for being backstabbing, intellectual and focused on clothing. Both are filled with superstition. Nice one!

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