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The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

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.

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(fairy tale "Hyrdinden og Skorsteensfeieren") (as H.C. Andersen), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
... L'oiseau (voice)
Pascal Mazzotti ... Le roi (voice)
Raymond Bussières ... Le chef de la police (voice)
Agnès Viala ... La bergère (voice)
Renaud Marx ... Le ramoneur (voice)
... Le sentencieux (voice)
Roger Blin ... L'aveugle (voice)
Philippe Derrez ... Le liftier / Le speaker (voice)
Albert Médina ... Le belluaire / Le haut hurleur (voice)
... Le maire du palais (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lionel Charpy ... (voice)
Jacques Colombat ... (voice)
Robert Lombard ... (voice)
Jean Mermet ... (voice)
Vincent Montrobert ... (voice)
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A chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king.

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19 March 1980 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The King and Mister Bird  »

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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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(Eastmancolor)

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1.37 : 1
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My Childhood favourite
19 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

I remember this movie in almost every scene in my head. The version I had was in English and was of course translated to "The King And The Bird." I watched it tirelessly as a child after my mom picked up the tape from somewhere. I could even repeat the bird's soliloquy at the beginning off by heart. The animation and the story are both excellent. I think it's one of the finest pieces of animation ever created. Sadly my tape of this great movie went missing years ago. If anyone knows where I may find another copy, preferably the English version but the French or German version will do despite my lack of understanding of the two languages, I would greatly appreciate it. Seems that this is quite an obscure title and very hard to find despite its winning the Dullec prize in the 80s when it came out.

-Sam


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