The film was originally published in 1952 under the title "The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird". This 62 minute version was incomplete and was published against the wishes of Grimault and Prevert. Later Grimault attained the rights to the movie for the now definitive 1980 final cut. See more »
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.
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