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The King and the Mockingbird (1980)

U 03/19/1980 (US) AnimationFamilyFantasy 1h 23m


The kingdom of Takicardie quakes under the rule of the tyrannical King Charles V-et-III-font-VIII-et-VIII-font-XVI, whose favourite pastime is shooting birds. His archenemy is a cheeky mockingbird, whose favourite pastime is thwarting the king’s attempts to shoot birds. One night, a portrait of the king comes to life and disposes of the real king, taking his place. The portrait king falls in love with a young shepherdess in another painting and intends to marry her. But, alas, the shepherdess has fallen in love with a chimneysweep and together they elope from the king’s palace. Enraged, the king sends his police to capture them and once they are within his power he forces the shepherdess to marry him. The mockingbird must use all his guile and courage to once more thwart the king and bring his evil reign to an end.

  1. Paul Grimault

    Director, Screenplay, Writer

  2. Hans Christian Andersen


  3. Jacques Prévert


Top Billed Cast

  1. Jean Martin

    Jean Martin

    L’oiseau (voice)

  2. Renaud Marx

    Renaud Marx

    Le ramoneur (voice)

  3. Agnès Viala

    La bergère (voice)

  4. Pascal Mazzotti

    Le roi (voice)

  5. Albert Médina

    Le belluaire / Le haut hurleur (voice)

  6. Philippe Derrez

    Le liftier / Le speaker (voice)

  7. Raymond Bussières

    Raymond Bussières

    Le chef de la police (voice)

  8. Roger Blin

    Roger Blin

    L’aveugle (voice)

  9. Claude Piéplu

    Claude Piéplu

    Le maire du palais (voice)

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The King and the Mockingbird
The King and the Mockingbird

Original Title Le Roi et l'Oiseau

Status Released

Original Language French

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