• Still from Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

(Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages)

Recommended for ages 7 & up

Little Kirikou, the quick-thinking, two-foot-tall star of the acclaimed animated film Kirikou and the Sorceress, is back! No problem is too big for tiny Kirikou; whether overcoming a beast threatening his village’s crops or hitching a ride with a giraffe through a magical jungle, our pint-sized hero is always one step ahead of his constant nemesis, the sinister sorceress Karaba. Based on traditional West African folktales, and with vibrant, gorgeously painted animations and a superb soundtrack by musicians Youssou N’Dour and Manu Dibango, Kirikou and the Wild Beasts shows it’s not age or size that matter, but the strength of one’s mind and heart.

Jason Sanders
  • Bénédicte Galup
  • Michel Ocelot
  • Philippe Andrieu
  • Marine Locatelli
  • French
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 74 mins
  • Courtesy Institut Français, thanks to the Cultural Services of the French Embassy