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From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a magical new film that is certain to delight children, families and animation fans of all ages.
Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot s celebrated storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, sorcerers, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees--and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.
Now, I don't think the stories are based on folklore, but it is clear that the movie makers here know how a folktale is put together and how to add in the right references to make... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Meg
A series of beautifully illustrated stories from culturally different parts of the world.Published 2 months ago by C. nalty
I liked this animated movie very much. I liked the art work, the stories and was glad we rented it.Published 2 months ago by planetdebz
Good story for this anime. Wish it was bite longer. I would like to see more about the main people and the old movie theater. The story was well thought out. Read morePublished 4 months ago by rts8
Parents of young kids might want to know that there is a major of romantic boy-girl theme throughout. The female form ( of a young girl) is accentuated. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Real Name
This film is a collection of stories, or more appropriately fables. They are acted out in an abandoned theater by a trio, an old man and two youngsters. Read morePublished 5 months ago by A. Simon