The King and the Mockingbird, DVD



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
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  • Genre: Childrens
  • Colour: Colour


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