|Trailer and release date for Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes|
The celebrated Kirikou character by Michel Ocelot appeared first in 1988 in Kirikou and the Sorceress, a film that addressed multicultural topics in the context of a small African boy in traditional folk tales.
The film became a European sensation (even though its nudity was a cause of its commercial failure in the US).
It was followed by a pastiche of short stories, Kirikou and the Wild Beasts in 2005.
The new film, Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou and the men and women) is also directed by Michel Ocelot in 2D Relief, a technique meant to give a distinct feel of 3D.
The film synopsis (via Studio Canal ) promises to tell how Kirikou, thanks to his bravery and his intelligence, has come to the rescue of the strong woman, whose roof had been destroyed by the Karaba witch.
It tells us how the small hero found an old grumpy man, who was lost in the savannah, and then how a Griotte marble threatened by the witch was finally able to transmit its knowledge to the inhabitants of the village.
We will also discover the secret of a mysterious blue monster. Finally, thanks to a flute linked to the family of our small and valiant hero, we'll discover the magical power of the music.
Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes is released on 3 October 2012 (France). It is produced by Studio O and Les Armateurs, and distributed by Studio Canal. Watch the French trailer below:
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