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Le château des singes (1999)

A rebellious teenage monkey refuses to believe what he has been told and sets out to find the truth.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Hill ... Kom (voice)
Sally Ann Marsh Sally Ann Marsh ... Gina (voice)
John Hurt ... Sebastian (voice)
Rik Mayall ... Gerard the Gormless (voice)
Michael York ... The King (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Master Martin (voice)
Shirley Anne Field ... The Governess (voice)
French Tickner French Tickner ... Korkonak (voice)
Diana Quick ... Princess Ida (voice)
William Vanderpuye William Vanderpuye ... Lionel (voice)
Paul Dobson ... Gavin (voice)
Janyse Jaud ... Kom's Mother (voice)
Peter Elliott ... Monkey Cries (voice)
Tara Römer Tara Römer ... Kom (voice)
Pierre Arditi ... The King (voice)


A rebellious teenage monkey refuses to believe what he has been told and sets out to find the truth.

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A Funky Monkey Jungle Tumble


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France | UK | Germany | Hungary


French | English

Release Date:

2 June 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Monkey's Tale See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


Featured in Ambre a disparu (2003) See more »


Chanson des livres
Written by Alexandre Desplat, Néstor Morales
Performed by Nadia Farès, Michael Lonsdale, Stéphane Peccoux
Produced by John Purser for QZone
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Why such a low rating?
25 May 2012 | by sansaySee all my reviews

I saw this cartoon in France when it came out with my daughter, who was 8. We both really enjoyed it at the time. Later I got a copy from friends in France, and we watched it again. There are some flaws, but on the whole it's an excellent story about the dangers of ignorance, the beauty of dreams, and the wonders of the unknown. Some monkeys leave in the canopy of the forest and do not dare to come down to the dark, far away, unknown bottom as they see it as a dangerous place. But when one of them, more daring than the rest finds his way down there, he discovers a lot of amazing facts. The characters are well defined and interpreted (at least in the French version, I haven't heard the English) and, even though the animation is sometimes choppy, it gains back points with the pure beauty of the decors. And sometimes if the story meanders, it is to spend the time necessary to add some "human" touches to the characters. There is a morale too, but I will let you discover it for yourself.

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