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Princes and Princesses (2000)

Princes et princesses (original title)
Six old-style funny silhouetted fairy tales for not so-old-style people.

Director:

Michel Ocelot
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arlette Mirapeu Arlette Mirapeu ... Girl (voice)
Philippe Cheytion Philippe Cheytion ... Boy (voice)
Yves Barsacq Yves Barsacq ... Théo (voice)
François Voisin François Voisin ... Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

A group of animators are in their study trying to make a shadow puppet show with fables from different historical periods and come up with six sweet and naughty fairy-tales: The princess of Diamonds, the Boy and the Fig Tree, The witch, The Old Lady's Cape, The Crunch Queen and the Fabulo, and Prince and Princess. All the stories have a moral message but they are not as traditional as it might be thought. Written by GitanillaOZ

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Six contes enchanteurs, pour franchir les frontières et les siècles. See more »


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

26 January 2000 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Included on the 2005 Alliance Atlantis DVD of Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) See more »

Connections

Edited from We Are the Star (1989) See more »

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Exquisite! Succulent!
11 January 2003 | by blaskofilmsSee all my reviews

As the Egyptian Queen eats her winter-ripe figs in Story Two (Le Garcon des Figues) she declares, in succession: "Exquisite! Delicious! Succulent!" These accolades should be taken out of context and applied directly to this film.

This is a MASTERPIECE! A man and woman use a fantastic machine to stitch them into the costumes of various ancient and future royalty. In each tale, love is hard-fought and dearly won. Brimming with joy, beauty, wisdom - every one of the six short stories is as good as the last. Created in a style of silhouette animation, it captures the essence of intricate shadow puppetry, lending a magic to the film that invites the viewer's imagination to join right in with the characters.

COLOR! SOUND! MOVEMENT! WOW!

If you have any love of animation, or of film, seek this one out. Don't miss it!


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