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Swift (2019)

Manou the Swift (original title)
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The little swift Manou grows up believing he's a seagull learning to fly he finds out he never will be. When he runs from home he meets birds of his own species and finds out who he really is.


Axel Melzener (script), Andrea Block (script) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Kate Winslet ... Blanche (voice)
Willem Dafoe ... Yves (voice)
Josh Keaton ... Manou (voice)
Cassandra Steen ... Kalifa (voice)
Mikey Kelley ... Luc (voice)
Yaron Mesika ... Yusuf (voice)
David Shaughnessy ... Percival (voice)
Arif S. Kinchen ... Poncho (voice)
Nolan North ... Yusuf (voice)
Julie Nathanson ... Francoise (voice)
Rob Paulsen ... Sandpipers (voice)
Kimberly Brooks ... Seagull Neighbor (voice)
Marianne Kelly Marianne Kelly ... Additional Swifts (voice)
Steve Blum ... Additional Seagulls (voice)
Simon Brendel Simon Brendel ... Seagull Fledglings (voice)


The little swift Manou grows up believing he's a seagull. Learning to fly he finds out he never will be. Shocked, he runs away from home. He meets birds of his own species and finds out who he really is. When both seagulls and swifts face a dangerous threat, Manou becomes the hero of the day. Written by LUXX FILM

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first 5 mins are impressive then it nose dives into bad
29 June 2019 | by Rob-O-CopSee all my reviews

The first 5 mins is clever and cute, visually impressive and inventive, the world from inside an egg, and then it just falls into bog standard badly written tropes about fitting in and finding yourself, crowbarring in problems (don't flap your wings, you should be able to swim even though your feet are claws etc etc) to make a story that isn't really there. The animation was pretty good, especially the light and background scenery, but the over long race scene outstays it's welcome as the animation team run you through every trick they can think of till it became annoying. The A list voice cast failed to engage. I could see what they were going for but they phoned it in, and really the characters on paper weren't that interesting so they didn't have much to work with.

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English | German

Release Date:

21 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manou the Swift See more »

Filming Locations:

Milan, Italy See more »


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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