Enchanting folk tale with toddler hero, for all ages. Read Common Sense Media’s Kirikou and the Sorceress review, age rating, and parents guide. Any summary of Kirikou And The Sorceress makes it sound like another animated fable about an exceptional, adventuring hero. But by. Philippe Moins reviews Michel Ocelot’s first feature film Kirikou and the Sorceress . Despite trials and tribulations, it is a charming success.

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Kirikou sets out on a…. Trending on RT Avengers: Theo Sebeko as Kirikou. The original French version benefited from the clever casting of Senegalese children and African actors living in France, which lent an air full of charm and authenticity, without turning into exoticism.

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Archived from the original on 4 December Even her henchmen called fetishes and animated as robots are “delivered from evil” by the heroic Kirikou. View the discussion thread. Michel Ocelot Screenplay, dialogues, storyboard and graphic design: For kids who love fascinating stories. What parents need to know Parents need to know that while most kids and grownups will be charmed by and fully engaged in this film, there are some moderately scary images that might frighten the very young or very sensitive.

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Karaba’s “breast jewelry” emerged during this phase as a device to prevent her having the appearance of having only one breast when her torso was turned to a three-quarter view but was retained despite the changeover to full color. This was controversial enough in the US to delay the film’s release there until Kirikou and the Sorceress also features an original score by acclaimed Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour.

I like the story and the art work is absolutely beautiful. Lina, a young woman in search of her identity interacts daily with friends and family in a carefree happy manner that will be challenged when one day her dancing catches the eye….

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This charming animated feature is a welcome antidote to the relentless cutesiness inherent in so many child-oriented toons. The Cathedral ArtMattan Films. Simple yet effective animation brings this African folk tale to life. Magically, because of Kirikou’s tenacity and courage, the villain is not defeated, but redeemed.

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A skunk with bared teeth chases a toddler; a wart hog threatens the little boy as well as some animals; a snake is let loose to frighten the innocents. How old is your kid? The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie. This is how tiny Kirikou is born, in an African village on which Karaba the Sorceress has cast a spell.


The Cathedral is a lyrical narration set in the beautiful and unusual setting of Port-Louis, capital of Mauritius. Their families are rivals and when their relationship is discovered, conflict is inevitable. Philippe Moins is co-director of the Animation Festival of Brussels. Kombisile Sangweni as Mother.

Is it OK for kids to read books outside their reading levels? The release of Asterix and Kirimou Against Caesar the film, produced by Claude Berry, counts as the most expensive French production ever caused further te rivalry, but by then Kirikou was already in a normal decline.

Some mildly insulting name-calling: Lucky and Zorba The female characters, drawn simply and without great definition, are seen naked from the waist up throughout.

Kirikou and the Sorceress

The ancient Greeks who we like to be so proud ofdid not hide their bodies — they kiikou displayed the body freely in the art that is the pride of our “civilisation. Kirikou’s Grandfather says that the story of Kirikou and The Witch was too short, so he proceeds to explain more about Kirikou’s accomplishments.

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