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Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005)

Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages (original title)
Kirikou's Grandfather says that the story of Kirikou and The Witch was too short, so he proceeds to explain more about Kirikou's accomplishments. We find out how little boy became a ... See full summary »

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Philippe Andrieu (story by), Bénédicte Galup (story by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierre-Ndoffé Sarr Pierre-Ndoffé Sarr ... Kirikou (voice)
Awa Sene Sarr Awa Sene Sarr ... Karaba (voice)
Robert Liensol Robert Liensol ... Le grand-père (voice)
Marie-Philomène Nga Marie-Philomène Nga ... La mère (voice)
Emile Abossolo M'bo Emile Abossolo M'bo ... L'oncle (voice)
Pascal N'Zonzi Pascal N'Zonzi ... Le vieillard (voice)
Marthe Ndome Marthe Ndome ... La femme forte (voice) (as Marthe N'Domé)
Emilie Gaydu Emilie Gaydu ... La grande fille (voice)
Gwénaël Sommier Gwénaël Sommier ... Le grand garçon (voice)
Alex Carrete Alex Carrete ... Le garçon moyen (voice)
Yanis Durancy Yanis Durancy ... Le petit garçon (voice)
Jean Bediebe Jean Bediebe ... Le fétiche (voice) (as Jean Bédiébé)
Michel Elias Michel Elias ... Les animaux (voice)
Noémie Germain Noémie Germain ... Une fille (voice)
Ebra Kouahoulé Ebra Kouahoulé ... Une fille (voice)
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Storyline

Kirikou's Grandfather says that the story of Kirikou and The Witch was too short, so he proceeds to explain more about Kirikou's accomplishments. We find out how little boy became a gardener, a detective, a maker of pottery, a merchant, a traveler and a doctor. Written by Uros Setina

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Official Sites:

Gebeka Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

7 December 2005 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kirikou and the Wild Beast See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,884,148 (France), 9 December 2005
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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Connections

Follows Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

L'Enfant nu, l'enfant noir
Lyrics by Michel Ocelot
Music by Brigitte Palabaud
Performed by Youssou N'Dour
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What can be worse than an inferior sequel? A sequel that acknowledges it can't be better than the original
14 April 2017 | by matteodpsSee all my reviews

Look, this is probably not very objective of me, but I personally can't stand those sequels that are nothing more than a collection of short stories with characters from the first movie. I still have nightmares from those *insert curse here* Disney sequels. To this movie's credit though, other than on a story level - which still matters A LOT - I didn't see anything else that is inferior to the first movie, with the possible exception of an inexplicably larger role for the elder of the village, an incredibly obnoxious presence that'll make you want to punch him in the face every time he opens his mouth.

Really, there isn't much to say. This is a sequel to Kirikou et la sorcière as much as Belle's Magical World is a sequel to Beauty and the Beast and... I don't know guys... maybe if you REALLY liked the first movie you'll find this enjoyable, but for me, this is something that should have been aired on Saturday mornings, not shown in theaters. If Kirikou et la sorcière didn't exist, this movie would make absolutely no sense: oh yeah, it's THAT kind of sequel, one that's entirely dependant on the movie that came before it.

Again, not a 'bad' sequel, aside from a decent plot it didn't feel like it was missing much of what made the first movie great (the visuals, the morals, the relatability, even the little scares are still there), but while the first movie was a wildly original piece with amazing visuals and a strong, fairytale-like feeling to it, this one feels like it was made by stitching together scenes that were cut from Kirikou et la sorcière. Advised for children who want to see more Kirikou in their lives, but with little purpose outside of that.


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