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France, Belgium, Luxembourg, 1998
Directed by Michel Ocelot
With the voices of Doudou Gueye Thiaw, Maimouna N'Diaye, Awa Sène Sarr

Screenplay by Michel Ocelot
Approx. 71 min. DCP.

In a village in West Africa, the men have disappeared and remarkably precocious young Kirikou must confront the evil sorceress who took them. Based on West African folk tales. 


“It's a full-scale delivery of animation with its own cultural imperative… it's easy to imagine children hypnotized by a hero tinier than they are.”
– Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times

“A REFRESHING change from the Disneyfied setting of THE LION KING…the animated feature KIRIKOU feels less like a cartoon than a painting… KIRIKOU’s surprising honesty about the banality of evil makes the movie — even with all its magic — feel truly authentic.”
The Washington Post

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