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The King and the Mockingbird


(Le Roi et l'oiseau)

Director Paul Grimault

King Charles rules Takicardie with an iron fist. He's infatuated with a beautiful shepherdess and wants to force her to marry him, but she loves a chimneysweep. They befriend a mockingbird who lives in the palace and decide to run away together. The King's police pick up the fugitives' trail and are led on a wild chase through the futuristic palace. The shepherdess and the chimneysweep flee, pursued by the wicked policemen on their flying machines, mysterious stone coloured creatures who spy on the city and the King on his motorised throne or his giant robot...