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France, 1980
Director: Paul Grimault
Cast: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Agnès Viala, Renaud Marx
Screenwriter: Jacques Prévert, Paul Grimault
Cinematography: Gerard Soirant
Music: Wojciech Kilar
Genre: Comedy, Animation
Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1 embedded in 1.66:1
Language: French with English subtitles; English-dubbed
Running Time: 87 minutes

Synopsis:
Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, the wildly satirical The King and the Mockingbird follows a chimney sweep and shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king. A masterpiece of traditional hand-drawn cell animation, The King and the Mockingbird is credited by celebrated Japanese animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as inspiring the creation of their own studio, the now world-famous Studio Ghibli. Its influence can also be felt in such films as Brad Bird's The Iron Giant

Awards and Recognition:
Prix Louis Delluc, 1979
Official Selection (New York Film Festival, 2014)

Reviews and Quotes 2

"A WONDERFUL SPECTACLE!"
Time Out New York

"NOT TO BE MISSED!"
New York Post

"A LOST AND FOUND DELIGHT!"
The New York Times

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