Kirikou and the Sorceress

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Recommended for ages 6 & up 

English-Language Version

Top-shelf family entertainment

Chicago Tribune

This gorgeously animated classic recounts the tale of little Kirikou, a brave newborn toddler who takes on an evil sorceress in order to save his village. Just born but raring to help his family and friends, our toddling hero heads out on the adventure of a lifetime. Senegalese music legend Youssou N’Dour provides the soundtrack for Ocelot’s beautiful cutout animations. “Filled with lessons about morality, bravery, selflessness, and compassion, Kirikou is top-shelf family entertainment” (Chicago Tribune). “Kirikou is magic from a clear sky . . . funny, charming, wise, beautiful, and exciting” (Financial Times).

Note to parents: Female characters are drawn bare-breasted and children unclothed to reflect traditional tribal dress.

  • Michel Ocelot
  • Daniel Borenstein
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 75 mins
  • ArtMattan Productions