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After escaping the clutches of a slave trader, a bold ten-year-old Sudanese boy befriends a young giraffe and a kind Bedouin, who takes them on a splendid journey via a hot-air balloon as far as the palace of King Charles X of France.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Max Renaudin Pratt ... Maki (voice) (as Max Renaudin)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simon Abkarian ... Hassan (voice)
Abraham Adesoye Abraham Adesoye ... Pika (voice)
Sjaak Caderyn Sjaak Caderyn ... Hassan (voice)
François-Xavier Demaison ... Malaterre (voice)
Vernon Dobtcheff ... Le vieux sage (voice)
Roger Dumas ... Charles X (voice)
Ronit Elkabetz ... Bouboulina (voice)
Mohamed Fellag ... Mahmoud (voice)
Déborah François ... Zarafa adulte (voice)
Thierry Frémont ... Moreno (voice)
Wayne Grayson ... Demis (voice)
Dazzy Iannuzzio Dazzy Iannuzzio ... Bogo (voice)
Madigan Kacmar Madigan Kacmar ... Traore (voice)
Philippe Morier-Genoud Philippe Morier-Genoud ... Saint-Hilaire (voice)
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The plot of the film has a grandfather telling his grand kids the story of Maki, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), cross the desert, meet a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris. Written by Odin

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The true value of friendship.


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Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

8 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Abenteuer der kleinen Giraffe Zarafa See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Well made technically , Historically wrong !
10 May 2018 | by marwafouda-08018See all my reviews

I loved the animations , colors & the variety of cultural references , it's visually appealing & the Story has good theme referencing Slavery, honesty & loyalty but the killing part of this Feature animation is the historical faults . I find it really annoying & dishonest to disrespect the historical context , and it really degrades the beauty of the movie & hurts the feelings of the citizens of the countries you referenced in the Movie . Besides the distortion of history in the mind of the young or even the adult who doesn't necessarily have an idea about history of those areas of the world !


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