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      Released Jul 3, 2015 1 hr. 18 min. Kids & Family Adventure History Drama Animation List
      76% 21 Reviews Tomatometer 65% 500+ Ratings Audience Score An escaped Sudanese slave boy (Simon Abkarian) befriends a baby giraffe and accompanies it on a perilous journey to the shores of France. Read More Read Less

      Audience Reviews

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      TimeFlies A Love the art style! Story is very emotional, I cried a lot. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review farah r The animation is pleasant and the characters are likable, but the story lacks the depth to deliver its moral. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Animation is nice, the characters are nice, the story is "nice" that the total is hard to grasp on to. Not without its charm, but completely without a backbone. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Retrieves the beauty of more traditional animations, and knows how to dose carefully realism, humor and fantasy fit on the incredible true story that purports to tell. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A very well told and beautiful story that will keep you wanting to see how it will end. A Great watch ! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member a beautiful hand-drawn animated french film filled with an endearing grand adventure vibe. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Critics Reviews

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      Kevin Maher Times (UK) Zarafa is a gorgeously delicate hand-drawn animation about the first giraffe to make the perilous journey from Africa to 19th-century Paris. Rated: 4/5 Oct 8, 2015 Full Review Mike McCahill Guardian The Kirikou movies were livelier. Rated: 2/5 Oct 8, 2015 Full Review Tom Huddleston Time Out In trying to tell an epic tale over just 78 minutes, the filmmakers sacrifice anything that might have made their film memorable. Rated: 2/5 Oct 5, 2015 Full Review Grant Watson Fiction Machine When it does work, it absolutely sings, but at the same time is without question an uneven experience. Rated: 6/10 Jan 6, 2022 Full Review Matthew Anderson CineVue Its story is entertaining and the multiple messages it espouses are all valid and important ones, but like trying to pack a giraffe into a Mini Cooper, it might not be the best idea and is a lacks a certain grace in places. Rated: 2/5 Apr 8, 2019 Full Review Alison Rowat The Herald (Scotland) While the subtitles and material might skew this French-language animation towards older children, it is a beautifully rendered piece, with a heart is as big as the Sahara. Apr 23, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An escaped Sudanese slave boy (Simon Abkarian) befriends a baby giraffe and accompanies it on a perilous journey to the shores of France.
      Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
      Rémi Bezançon, Alexander Abela
      Production Co
      Scope Pictures, Pathé, Chaocorp, France 3 Cinéma, Prima Linea Productions
      Kids & Family, Adventure, History, Drama, Animation
      Original Language
      French (France)
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 3, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 4, 2016
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)