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The King and the Mockingbird (1952)

Le roi et l'oiseau (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Family, Fantasy | 19 March 1980 (France)
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A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

Director:

Paul Grimault

Writers:

Hans Christian Andersen (fairy tale "Hyrdinden og Skorsteensfeieren") (as H.C. Andersen), Jacques Prévert (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jean Martin ... L'oiseau (voice)
Pascal Mazzotti Pascal Mazzotti ... Le roi (voice)
Raymond Bussières ... Le chef de la police (voice)
Agnès Viala Agnès Viala ... La bergère (voice)
Renaud Marx Renaud Marx ... Le ramoneur (voice)
Hubert Deschamps ... Le sentencieux (voice)
Roger Blin Roger Blin ... L'aveugle (voice)
Philippe Derrez Philippe Derrez ... Le liftier / Le speaker (voice)
Albert Médina Albert Médina ... Le belluaire / Le haut hurleur (voice)
Claude Piéplu ... Le maire du palais (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lionel Charpy Lionel Charpy ... (voice)
Jacques Colombat Jacques Colombat ... (voice)
Robert Lombard Robert Lombard ... (voice)
Jean Mermet Jean Mermet ... (voice)
Vincent Montrobert Vincent Montrobert ... (voice)
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Storyline

A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 March 1980 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The King and the Mockingbird See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,721, 23 November 2014

Gross USA:

$27,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,451
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alternate Versions

The film was recently "restored" in a deluxe 2 DVD set currently available (2005) in France. Apparently this version restores the original intentions of Grimault and Prevert. It is not currently available in an English Language version. The publicized running time of this DVD version is 81 minutes confirming that additional material was added by the producer against the wishes of the writer and director. See more »

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Referenced in The Party 2 (1982) See more »

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One of the most memorable films of my childhood
2 February 2011 | by simon_hoacSee all my reviews

I was reminded of this film recently and it instantly became an obsession for me to find the English dubbed copy that I remember as a child. Finally got my hands on a copy and wow this movie is better than anything I ever saw while I was young! Sometimes you go back and watch something you loved as a child and realize how terrible it was but this film sent chills through my body, each scene playing through exactly as I remembered it in perfect detail. Anyone who saw this as a child will know what I'm talking about. The level of nostalgia that comes with this fantastic animation is above anything any other film has ever had for myself. The music is absolutely epic, beautifully written and goes with the movie perfectly. The level of storytelling that this film does is amazing despite the small amount of dialogue. Truly a classic, it is unfortunate that this film is so rare to find, especially in English. If anyone is interested please contact me.


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