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Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
"Azur et Asmar" (original title)

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Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur, a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Mourali ...
Azur (voice)
Karim M'Riba ...
Asmar (voice)
...
Jénane (voice)
Patrick Timsit ...
Crapoux (voice)
Rayan Mahjoub ...
Azur enfant (voice)
Abdelsselem Ben Amar ...
Asmar enfant (voice)
Fatma Ben Khell ...
La Princesse Chamsous Sabah (voice) (as Fatma Ben Khelil)
Thissa d'Avila Bensalah ...
La Fée des djinns (voice) (as Tissa Bensalah d'Avila)
...
La Fée des elfes (voice)
Olivier Claverie ...
Le Sage Yadoa (voice)
Jacques Pater ...
Le Père (voice)
Tayeb Belmihoub ...
(voice)
Franck-Olivier Bonnet ...
(voice) (as Franck Olivier Bonnet)
Carlos Chahine ...
(voice) (as Carlos Chahime)
Mohamed Damraoui ...
(voice)
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Storyline

Once upon a time there were two children nursed by same woman. Azur, a blonde, blue-eyed son of a noblewoman and Asmar, the dark skinned and dark-eyed child of the nurse. As kids, they fought and loved each other as brothers do. As grown ups, they mercilessly become rivals in the quest years later, when Azur is being haunted by memories of the legendary Djinn-fairy, and takes it upon himself to journey all the way to Asmar's homeland to seek it out. Now reunited, he finds that she has since become a successful merchant, while Asmar is now a member of the royal guard. However, Asmar also longs to find the Djinn-fairy, and only one of the two youths can be successful in their quest. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Rated PG for thematic material, some mild action and peril | See all certifications »
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€9,000,000 (estimated)
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Director Trademark: [Michel Ocelot] [silhouettes] A woman singing under a canopy is seen only in profile, rendered as a solid black silhouette. Later, when Azur and Chamsous Sabah climb a tree to get an overview of the city, they and the branches of the tree are similarly silhouetted against the blue twilight sky. See more »

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It captivates adults.
22 October 2006 | by (Valladolid, Spain) – See all my reviews

In Valladolid, Spain, the serious movie-goers with extremely high standards when they evaluate movies applauded the film in the Fifty-First International Film Week (SEMINCI 2006). It is impossible to exceed in every way: The theme and story, the incredible cartoon drawings, the luscious colors and their combinations, the endearing characters, the creativity, the stunning difficulty of the sketching and the music and sounds of the languages involved all combine to offer us a memorable film. It may seem curious but the word that I voiced when it ended was DELICIOUS. There are so many impacting images that linger even now in my mind's eye.


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