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The Little Soldier (1948)

Le petit soldat (original title)

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1 October 1948 (France)  »

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Den lille soldat  »

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In France, this short was shown before the feature Man to Men (1948). See more »

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Version of Den standhaftige tinnsoldat (1955) See more »

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3 July 2004 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Paul Grimault is thought of by some as the greatest animator of all and in the post WW2 period no one could match him for the quality and evocativeness of his small number of films. The financial problems that cost him control of his feature all but created a tragedy of GREED proportions.

PETIT SOLDAT may be regarded as his masterpiece. The Andersen story was several times filmed and a Hollywood version may have taken on board several elements of this. However, in it's original rich Technicolor with it's atmospheric Kosma score and impeccable craft aspects, this stands alone, even outclassing the other Grimault cartoons.

The cream of the French art scene involved themselves in this and it shows. Those menacing crows, the passive mournful snowman, the grinning Grimault villain all inhabit a world that is uniquely that of it's creator and stand comparison with those of Disney and Miyazaki,


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