Directed by Paul Grimault | Written by Jacques Prévert & Paul Grimault
US release date: November 21, 2014
Directed by Paul Grimault
Written by Jacques Prévert & Paul Grimault
With Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, & Raymond Bussières

85 min | Animation, Family | France | 1980
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.
Official Selection of the 52nd New York Film Festival
Winner, Prix Louis Delluc (1979)
“An animated gem! A richly conceived treat!” – The Guardian

-Opens in New York November 21 at  The Film Society of Lincoln Center

-Opens in Los Angeles December 19 at Laemmle Theaters

Jan 9 – 15: TUCSON,  AZ    The Loft Cinema
Jan 30 – Feb 2: PORTLAND,  OR    Northwest Film Center
Jan 31 – Feb 1: ITHACA,  NY    Cornell Cinema
Feb 28: COLUMBUS,  OH    Wexner Center for the Arts
March 7 – 8, 12, 14 – 15, & 19: OMAHA,  NE    Film Streams

US Distribution: Rialto Pictures

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