Zarafa (2012)

NR 11/11/2012 (US) FamilyAnimation 1h 18m


Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, wind-swept mountains and open skies. Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe – and an orphan, just like him – as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who orders him to deliver the exotic animal as a gift to King Charles of France.

  1. Rémi Bezançon

    Director, Writer

  2. Jean-Christophe Lie


  3. Alexander Abela


Top Billed Cast

  1. Max Renaudin

    Max Renaudin

    Maki (voice)

  2. Simon Abkarian

    Simon Abkarian

    Hassan (voice)

  3. Vernon Dobtcheff

    Vernon Dobtcheff

    Le vieux sage (voice)

  4. Roger Dumas

    Roger Dumas

    Charles X (voice)

  5. Ronit Elkabetz

    Ronit Elkabetz

    Bouboulina (voice)

  6. Mohamed Fellag

    Mohamed Fellag

    Mahmoud (voice)

  7. Déborah François

    Déborah François

    Zarafa adulte (voice)

  8. Thierry Frémont

    Thierry Frémont

    Moreno (voice)

  9. Philippe Morier-Genoud

    Philippe Morier-Genoud

    Saint-Hilaire (voice)

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Status Released

Original Language French

Budget $10,750,000.00

Revenue $12,197,574.00


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