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Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998)

Kirikou et la sorcière (original title)
In a troubled African village, an unusual baby is born.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Doudou Gueye Thiaw ... Kirikou enfant (voice)
Maimouna N'Diaye ... La Mère (voice)
Awa Sene Sarr ... Karaba (voice) (as Awa Sène Sarr)
Robert Liensol ... Le Sage dans la montagne (voice) (as Robert Lionsol)
... Kirikou jeune homme (voice) (as William Nadylam-Yotnda)
Sebastien Hebrant ... Kirikou jeune homme (voice) (as Sébastien Hébrant)
Thilombo Lubambu ... L'Oncle (voice) (as Tshilombo Lubambu)
Marie Augustine Diatta ... La Femme forte (voice)
Moustapha Diop ... Fétiche sur le toît (voice) (as Mouhamadou Moustapha Diop)
Isseu Niang ... La Femme maigre (voice)
Selly Raby Kane ... La Grande Fille (voice)
Erick Patrick Correa ... Le Grand Garçon (voice)
Adjoua Barry ... La Fille moyenne (voice)
Charles Edouard Gomis Correa ... Le Garçon moyen (voice)
Marie-Louise Shedeye Diiddi ... La Petite Fille (voice)
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In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born. But he's not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity he may be the last hope of the village. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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27 October 2000 (USA)  »

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€3,800,000 (estimated)
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1.66 : 1
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[Michel Ocelot] had first envisioned Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) as a silhouette animation (the medium he had been working in since 1988's Ciné si (1989)) and wrote the initial version of the screenplay with this manner of presentation in mind. Karaba's "breast jewelry" emerged during this phase as a device to prevent her having the appearance of having only one breast when her torso was turned to a three-quarter view but was retained despite the changeover to full color. See more »

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Kirikou: Did all the men go out to fight against Karaba the sorceress?
The Mother: Oh no, but those who did not fight, she ate up as well.
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Followed by Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages (2005) See more »

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Kirikou
Written by Youssou N'Dour
Performed by Boubacar Mendy (as Bouba Mendy)
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Captivating, charming tale for young children (and their parents!)
29 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

My two girls (aged 5 and 7) have been exposed to plenty of Disney razz-ma-tazz, but this low-key movie nonetheless kept them glued to their seats. A great tale, told with energy, charm and plenty of humour. A guaranteed winner for the 10-and-under set, and a refreshing treat for any parent who normally has to accompany children to dreck like "Inspector Gadget" or "Flu


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