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The King and the Mockingbird Details

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A triumph of animation for both children and adults, this engaging story was adapted from the fairy tale of The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep by Hans Christian Andersen. Director Paul Grimault worked with the late and gifted Jacques Prevert to create the wit, humor, and political nuances that enliven the story each step of the way. The tale is set in the kingdom of Takicardie ("runaway heartbeat") where a beguiling young shepherdess has fallen in love with a charming chimney sweep, and he reciprocates her feelings honorably and completely. Enter the king who wants the shepherdess for himself. A mockingbird, well aware of the situation, helps the lovers out -- until he and the chimney sweep are captured and thrown into the lion's den. Now the two of them have a real challenge on their hands if they want to save the shepherdess and defeat the king. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

  • Release date:March 19, 1980

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
French Film Critics Circle Paul Grimault Prix Louis-Delluc 1979 Winner

Cast

Jean Martin
as Bird
Pascal Mazzotti
as King
Raymond Bussières
as Chef
Hubert Deschamps
as Sententious Man
Roger Blin
as Blind Man
Claude Piéplu
as Mayor

Crew

Paul Grimault
Director
Paul Grimault
Producer
Paul Grimault
Adaptation by
Paul Grimault
Screenwriter
Jacques Prévert
Adaptation by
Jacques Prévert
Dialogue Writer
Jacques Prévert
Screenwriter
Gerard Soirant
Cinematographer
Jacques Prévert
Songwriter
Joseph Kosma
Composer (Music Score)
Joseph Kosma
Featured Music
Wojciech Kilar
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Grimault
Editor
Paul Grimault
Art Director
Paul Grimault
Set Designer
Henri Gruel
Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre Prevert
Artistic Advisor
Pierre Prevert
Technical Director
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