The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

83 minutes • Animation, Family, Fantasy, Romance

Charles V + III = VIII + VIII = XVI reigns as a tyrant over the kingdom of Takicardie. The whole city is filled with sculptures to his glory and only a bird known only as “L’Oiseau” (the bird) dares to taunt him. The King is in love with a charming and modest Shepherdess whom he wants to marry even if she is in love with a chimney sweep. Together they will try to avoid the terrible fate that the king already prepared for them…

Title: The King and the Mockingbird (EN) / Le roi et l’oiseau (FR)
Country: France
Language: French
Director: Paul Grimault
Writers: Hans Christian Andersen, Jacques Prévert…
Actors: Jean Martin, Pascal Mazzotti, Raymond Bussières…

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