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The Story of the Fox (1930)

Le roman de Renard (original title)
When Renard the Fox's mischievous pranks go too far, King Lion is forced to attempt to bring the trickster to justice.

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Jean Nohain (dialogue), Antoinette Nordmann (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claude Dauphin ... Monkey (voice)
Romain Bouquet Romain Bouquet ... Fox (voice)
Sylvain Itkine Sylvain Itkine ... Wolf (voice)
Léon Larive Léon Larive ... Bear (voice)
Robert Seller Robert Seller ... Cock (voice)
Eddy Debray Eddy Debray ... Badger (voice) (as Debray)
Nicolas Amato Nicolas Amato ... Cat (voice)
Pons Pons ... Donkey (voice)
Sylvia Bataille ... Rabbit (voice)
Suzy Dornac Suzy Dornac ... Fox Cub (voice)
Jaime Plama Jaime Plama ... Cat (singing) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcel Raine Marcel Raine ... Sire Noble (voice)
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Storyline

In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King Lion receives complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and brought to him. This is one of the first animation film with puppets. The story is taken from a French medieval fable. Written by Yepok

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 1941 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Though it was produced in 1930 but it did not released until 1937 when it got released just eight months before Disney's Snow White. See more »

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Excellent and fun film and not sure about US law
2 March 2013 | by jef-frisone-1See all my reviews

I love this little gem of a film. It does deserve a place along side Snow White and the New Gulliver. I saw this quite by accident on Youtube and I am glad I did. I don't want to tell you anything about the story. Instead, read the great story it is based on. I read it in French. It is a refreshingly medieval take on morality, refreshing compared to the tales of Perraut or La Fontaine. Some here say the film can't be shown in the US because of some law or other forbidden the exhibiting of Nazi financed films. That could be, though I would find that very hard to believe as I saw both Triumph of the Will (at a theater in San Francisco) and Olympiad (on television-AMC I believe, though maybe not) in the USA. How more Nazi can you get than those two films and yet they are both distributed in the USA. So, to me, there should be no reason that this true, and joyful, classic should not be seen in the US. If not, see if you can see it on Youtube. It comes in six parts with English subtitles. There it is called 'Tale of the Fox.' Hope you can see it and laugh along.


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