Tales of the Night

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France | 2011 | 84 minutes | Michel Ocelot

April 25, 2020

Saturday Morning Cartoons

From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a dazzling and magical new film that is certain to delight children, families, and animation fans of all ages.

Silhouetted characters set off against exquisitely detailed backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, an Aztec kingdom, the African plains, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot's storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to enchanted lands full of dragons, werewolves, captive princesses, sorcerers, and enormous talking bees—and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.

Saturday Morning Cartoons is a monthly celebration of animated children's films from across the globe. We aim to showcase animated films that advance the aesthetic possibilities of 2D animation through their specific cultural lens. Coffee will be provided along with donuts from Mighty O. All ages are welcome. In French with English subtitles.

  • Director: Michel Ocelot
  • Principal Cast: Julien Beramis, Marine Griset, Michel Elias, Olivier Claverie, Isabelle Guiard, Yves Barsacq
  • Country: France
  • Year: 2011
  • Running Time: 84 minutes
  • Producer: Philip Boëffard, Christophe Rossignon
  • Screenplay: Michel Ocelot
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes