The King and the Mockingbird

The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

  • Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 1980-03-19
  • User Rating: 7.7/10 from 355 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 23min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: Les Films Paul Grimault
  • Production Country: France
  • Director: Paul Grimault
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The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XVI, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds. His archenemy is a cheeky mockingbird, whose favourite pastime is thwarting the king’s attempts to shoot birds. One night, a portrait of the king comes to life and disposes of the real king, taking his place. The portrait king falls in love with a young shepherdess in another painting and intends to marry her. But, alas, the shepherdess has fallen in love with a chimneysweep and together they elope from the king’s palace. Enraged, the king sends his police to capture them and once they are within his power he forces the shepherdess to marry him. The mockingbird must use all his guile and courage to once more thwart the king and bring his evil reign to an end.

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  • Jean Martin

    as L’oiseau (voice)
  • Renaud Marx

    as Le ramoneur (voice)
  • Agnès Viala

    as La bergère (voice)
  • Pascal Mazzotti

    as Le roi (voice)
  • Albert Médina

    as Le belluaire / Le haut hurleur (voice)
  • Philippe Derrez

    as Le liftier / Le speaker (voice)
  • Raymond Bussières

    as Le chef de la police (voice)
  • Roger Blin

    as L’aveugle (voice)
  • Claude Piéplu

    as Le maire du palais (voice)
  • Hubert Deschamps

    as Le sentencieux (voice)
  • Jeanne Witta

    as (Voice)
  • Jacques Colombat

    as (Voice)
  • Jean Vimenet

    as (Voice)
  • Lionel Charpy

    as (Voice)
  • Robert Lombard

    as (Voice)
  • Jean Mermet

    as (Voice)
  • Vincent Montrobert

    as (Voice)
  • Pierre Risch

    as (Voice)
  • Bruno Sermonne

    as (Voice)
Sound Wojciech Kilar Music
Writing Jacques Prévert Screenplay
Writing Jacques Prévert Dialogue
Writing Hans Christian Andersen Novel
Writing Paul Grimault Screenplay
Directing Paul Grimault Director
Editing Paul Grimault Editor
Writing Paul Grimault Writer
Sound Aline Asséo Sound Editor
Crew Gérard Soirant Cinematography