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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 »
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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, 21 November 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,513, 8 February 2015
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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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References King Kong (1933) See more »

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The best animation ever ?
11 August 1999 | by bouduSee all my reviews

The poetry of Jacques Prevert's text associated with the poetry of Paul Grimault's drawing renders a unique piece of cartooning associating emotions and laughters in a rare way. It would be easy to sum up the story, but it would be like summing up a poem, it'd be a crime. Let's just say it is the story about the king V and three makes 8 and 8 makes 16.


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