The King and the Mockingbird DVD
Starring Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Agnes Viala, Renaud Marx
Directed by Paul Grimault
Paul Grimault directs this 1980s French animated tale inspired by a short story from Hans Christian Anderson.
The tyrannical, cross-eyed King of Takicardia (voice of Pascal Mazzotti) is much-hated by his subjects and only a mockingbird (Jean Martin) who lives nearby is willing to stand up to the ruler by poking fun at him.
At night the king's paintings of a shepherdess (Agnes Viala) and a chimney sweep (Renaud Marx), who are in love with one another, come to life and try to escape their evil keeper.
When a painted version of the king chases them down, the mockingbird intervenes.
Jacques Prévert, the French poet, co-wrote the script with Grimault.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (U)
- EAN: 5055201824240
- Catalogue number: OPTD2565
- Studio: StudioCanal
- Release date: 28/04/2014
- Genre: Childrens
- Colour: Colour