Rialto Pictures | Release Date: November 21, 2014
Summary: Paul Grimault and Jacques Prévert began work on this story of a chimney sweep and shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king in 1947, but a rights dispute stopped production, and it was released unfinished by its producer, without Grimault and Prévert's permission. Grimault spent 10 years getting the rights back and another 20 raising the money to finish the film as he and Prévert had envisioned it. It was finally finished and released in 1979, a few weeks after Prévert's death. Though it has been a favorite of French audiences for 35 years, it has long been unavailable in the U.S. due to rights issues. [Rialto Pictures]
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Runtime: 83 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.rialtopictures.com/mockingbird.html
Production: Les Films Paul Grimault
Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Animation, Family
Country: France
Language: French
Director Credit
Paul Grimault Director
Writer Credit
Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tale "Hyrdinden Og Skorsteensfeieren"
Jacques Prévert Screenplay
Paul Grimault Screenplay
Cast Credit
Agnès Viala La Bergère
Albert Médina Le Belluaire/Le Haut Hurleur
Claude Piéplu Le Maire Du Palais
Hubert Deschamps Le Sentencieux
Jacques Colombat Cast
Jean Martin L'oiseau
Jean Mermet Cast
Lionel Charpy Cast
Pascal Mazzotti Le Roi
Philippe Derrez Le Liftier/Le Speaker
Raymond Bussières Le Chef De La Police
Renaud Marx Le Ramoneur
Robert Lombard Cast
Roger Blin L'aveugle
Vincent Montrobert Cast