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      Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

      2005 1h 14m Kids & Family Adventure Animation List
      Reviews 68% Audience Score 250+ Ratings A boy (Pierre-Ndoffé Sarr) uses ingenuity and wit to outsmart a wicked witch threatening his African village. Read More Read Less

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      StephenPaul C The greatest 01 hour: and 14 minutes ever animated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/13/23 Full Review Audience Member "Kirikou and the Wild Beasts" is a sub-story of the outstanding "Kirikou and the Sorceress." It is a collection of anecdotes told by Kirikou's grandfather where Kirikou interacts with animals. The animation is good, but it feels very bland since there is nothing really interesting or different to animate. The story also feels short since its not a story, but a collection of anecdotes which plays more like a TV show for 5 year-olds than a tour-de-force film for all ages like its predecessor. To sum up this film, I could say that this film keeps most of the technical achievements that the previous boasted, but has lazier writing and direction. Kids will love it since it has so many positive messages, relatable characters, unique style, and an entertaining story line. However, I was expecting a richer story from Ocelot. Yet Kirikou is such a wonderful character and the greatest role model for any kid. I also love that the Kirikou films show that nude bodies should not be exploited nor shameful. There are plenty of fully or semi-nude characters since it is how people in Africa live. Karaba is not as scary as she used to be now that we understand her better, but she is well-rounded. There is a lot of dry humor and intelligent humor in the writing that kids and parents will enjoy likewise. "Kirikou and the WIld Beasts" is an ideal film for all children aged 8 and under, but parents or film lovers may find it entertaining but weak in quality and tiring. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Same as 'Kirikou and The Sorceress'. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member [b]Kirikou et les betes sauvages[/b] ([i]Kirikou and the Wild Beasts[/i]) [color=Red]6.5/10[/color] :fresh: [img][/img] [i]Kirikou et les betes sauvages[/i] is a sequel to [i]Kirikou et la sorciere[/i], which I've never seen. The diminutive star of the show is little Kirikou - a baby who is nonetheless able to talk, run faster than a hyena (for great stretches of time no less), and out think pretty much everyone and everything. He's also entirely naked. But then, given he lives in a small African village, that's understandable. Actually, a quick note for those of a prudish disposition - Kirikou is a French movie, and has French sensibilities. The African women are eternally topless, the children are entirely naked, and whilst not exactly anatomically [i]correct[/i] they're not neutered. If you're of the "breasts are bad" brigade then you should probably skip it. None of the parents or kids at the showing I went to seemed to have any problem with it at all, which is great. Anyway, Kirikou has (apparently) saved the village from the evil sorceress and returned water to his village in the first movie. In this one our little hero continues to battle the sorceress' machinations and her evil creatures (called [url=]"fetishes"[/url] and we're not talking whips and chains, but rather wooden "robots"). Les betes sauvages is comprised of four connected tales whereing Kirikou deals with a ravaging hyena, a possessed oxen, and a timely giraffe. The fourth tale, curiously, doesn't deal with beasts at all, but rather plants. In each case Kirikou is shown to be smarter than his village, although initially ignored and derided only to lead them to triumph, and dancing. [center][img][/img] [img][/img][/center] The stories are fairly simple - this is very much a kid's cartoon, albeit without the usual pandering that the likes of Disney these days inject - and the animation itself is unsophisticated though bearing a distinct stylistic charm. Kirikou's journey across large chunks of Africa on the head of the giraffe in the third story gives the animators the chance to show off some delightful backgrounds and wonderful scenery while the inevitable dances at the end of each tale are probably the most complicated the animation gets. Kirikou won't hang with you as the likes of Les Triplets or anything by our man Miyazaki, but for an afternoon's light entertainment c'est bon. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Poor writing and a lame voice off make for an awful sequel. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member A beautiful and well-made french animated movie, is so cute and has a good plot and the charism of Kiriku is what makes the plot continuing. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A boy (Pierre-Ndoffé Sarr) uses ingenuity and wit to outsmart a wicked witch threatening his African village.
      Michel Ocelot, Bénédicte Galup
      Didier Brunner
      Production Co
      Les Armateurs, Armada Pictures
      Kids & Family, Adventure, Animation
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      1h 14m
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