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The King and the Mockingbird

(Paul Grimault, 1952/80)

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Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, The King and the Mockingbird follows a chimney sweep and a shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king who has designs on the young girl. Cowritten by director Grimault and legendary poet and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, the film was first released by the producer in 1952 in a truncated version, and it took Grimault nearly 30 years to reclaim the rights and finish the film as originally envisioned. The work has been cited as an inspiration by scores of animators ranging from Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki to The Iron Giant creator Brad Bird. In French with English subtitles. (82 mins., DCP)

Restored by Studio Canal and released by Rialto Pictures.

SUPPORT FOR CINEMA REVIVAL

Susan Tomasky and Ron Ungvarsky

Robert Gray Palmer and Susan Lee Simms

 

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

Ohio Arts Council

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The King and the Mockingbird