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Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
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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

Credited cast:
Cyril Mourali ...
Azur (voice)
Karim M'Riba ...
Asmar (voice)
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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)
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La Fée des elfes (voice)
Olivier Claverie ...
Le Sage Yadoa (voice)
Jacques Pater ...
Le Père (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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La Princesse Chamsous Sabah (voice)
Sean Barrett ...
Le Sage Yadoa (voice)
Tayeb Belmihoub ...
(voice)
Freddie Benedict ...
Asmar enfant (voice) (as Frederick Benedict)
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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 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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25 October 2006 (France)  »

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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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Top That, Pixar!
30 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Azur & Asmar' is a beautifully told story of two young boys, one French,the other Arab,growing up in North Africa years ago,with the same dream of finding the Princess Djinn. When the two boys grow older, the Father of the young French boy takes his young son away from his life long friend. The young Frenchman finds himself on a desert island (or so he thinks),where he acts the part of a blind wandering beggar. Along the way,he befriends a rather crass Englishman (also a beggar),and manages to re-connect with his past (I won't spoil the rest of the plot for you). This is yet,another fine example of 3D CGI animation,done to perfection. Michel Ocelot writes & directs this charming little fairy tale,which also teaches young children about just how evil racism really is & how we should,as a people,live as one. Tagged a PG rating by the MPAA,this film does contain a few scary moments that could be a bit frightening to very young children,as well as some unpleasant moments of racism


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