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) (as Mike Kelly)
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)
Yaron Mesika ... Yusuf (voice) (uncredited)


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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written by Steffen Wick and Simon Detel
Performed by PIANO PARTICLES and Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Courtesy of BMG Rights Management GmbH
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*Sticks tounge out. "It's a swift thing".
16 April 2020 | by jordanhaney-89041See all my reviews

This was hands down the worst animated movie I've rented at Redbox. I don't know how they managed to get both William Daffoe and Kate Winslet in this movie. The script was garbage. Literally half the script was birds sticking their tounges out at each other and saying "It's a swift thing." The scenery animation was good, but the bird animation was early 2000's work. The first fifteen minutes of the movie has a plot, and then the rest of it barely resembles any plot at all. Don't waste your money or your children's brain cells with this.

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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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