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The King and the Mockingbird (Le roi et l'oiseau) (1980)

The King and the Mockingbird
7.5 Rating
(22 ratings)
8 IMDB rating

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Starring (View all)
Jean Martin

Jean Martin

L'oiseau
Pascal Mazzotti

Pascal Mazzotti

Le roi
Raymond Bussières

Raymond Bussières

Le chef de la police
Agnès Viala

Agnès Viala

La bergère
Renaud Marx

Renaud Marx

Le ramoneur
Hubert Deschamps

Hubert Deschamps

Le sentencieux
Roger Blin

Roger Blin

L'aveugle
Philippe Derrez

Philippe Derrez

Le liftier / Le speaker


Written by (View all)
Jacques Prévert

Jacques Prévert

(screenplay)


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An unknown jewel

4 years ago at Aug 17 15:50
This is a gorgeous French animated movie with romance, humor and avonture. It was made when there was still no computer animation... I thought the whole thing was just fascinating to watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in animated features.
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Release date: 19 March 1980
Animation (5), (2), French (2), Fantasy (1), HQ (1), Animated (1), 1980s (1), Foreign (1)
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"Here is a French animated film that was originally started back in 1948, tentatively titled "The Shepherdess and The Cimneysweep". However, after some production and financial problems, work on the project came to a halt. Several years later, in 1954, the title was changed to "The Curious Adventures Of Mr. Wonderbird", and it was released in it's unfinished state, much to the dismay of the original animators. Many more years later, the original director was able to acquire the film and arrange "


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"Here is a French animated film that was originally started back in 1948, tentatively titled "The Shepherdess and The Cimneysweep". However, after some production and financial problems, work on the project came to a halt. Several years later, in 1954, the title was changed to "The Curious Adventures Of Mr. Wonderbird", and it was released in it's unfinished state, much to the dismay of the original animators. Many more years later, the original director was able to acquire the film and arrange "


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"Here is a French animated film that was originally started back in 1948, tentatively titled "The Shepherdess and The Cimneysweep". However, after some production and financial problems, work on the project came to a halt. Several years later, in 1954, the title was changed to "The Curious Adventures Of Mr. Wonderbird", and it was released in it's unfinished state, much to the dismay of the original animators. Many more years later, the original director was able to acquire the film and arrange "


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"Here is a French animated film that was originally started back in 1948, tentatively titled "The Shepherdess and The Chimneysweep". However, after some production and financial problems, work on the project came to a halt. Several years later, in 1954, the title was changed to "The Curious Adventures Of Mr. Wonderbird", and it was released in it's unfinished state, much to the dismay of the original animators. Many more years later, the original director was able to acquire the film and arrange"


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Non-Disney, Non-Pixar, Non-Ghibli Animated Films (101 movies items)

"French animated feature 'The King and the Mockingbird' has a lengthy history and it is important to research before watching as there are several versions of the film. Begun in 1948, the definitive version of 'The King and the Mockingbird' was not released until 1980. Director Paul Grimault had the film taken out of his hands by his struggling studio, who released it unfinished in 1952 against Grimault's wishes. In the interim several versions of the film have been released, with title like '"


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" What is it about? The story begins when one night the King's portrait comes to life and falls in love with the portrait of a shepherdess, who in turn loves the portrait of a chimney sweep next to her. The King's portrait kills the real king and pursues the fugitive star-crossed lovers, who use the Mockingbird's help to evade the dangers and obstacles on their path to freedom. Quote: "La vie est une cerise La mort est un noyau L'amour un cerisier." (Life is a cherry, death is a stone, love"


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johanlefourbe posted a review 4 years ago

An unknown jewel

“This is a gorgeous French animated movie with romance, humor and avonture. It was made when there was still no computer animation... I thought the whole thing was just fascinating to watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in animated features.” read more

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"Score : only 15 listal users have seen it This is a gorgeous French animated movie with romance, humor and adventure. It was made when there was still no computer animation..."


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" "The world exists! The Sun is shining! And there are birds!" - The blind man This movie’s production history was quite long – it began in 1948 and got released by someone as a 63-minute film in France and the US as The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep, based off on a Hans Christian Anderson story, or The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, which is peculiar because he is just the comic relief of the film. This lead to the production coming to a halt. I watched Mr. Wonderbird, and I’m "


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