The Man Who Planted Trees (film)
|The Man Who Planted Trees|
|Directed by||Frédéric Back|
|Produced by||Frédéric Back
|Written by||Jean Giono
|Narrated by||Philippe Noiret
|Editing by||Norbert Pickering|
|Running time||30 minutes|
The Man Who Planted Trees (French: L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a 1987 Canadian short animated film directed by Frédéric Back. It is based on the story of the same name by Jean Giono. This 30-minute film was distributed in two versions, French and English, narrated respectively by noted actors Philippe Noiret and Christopher Plummer, and produced by Radio-Canada.
It is available on a Region 1 DVD, either on its own or with other animated films directed by Frédéric Back.
- Philippe Noiret as Récitant / Narrator (voice: French version)
- Christopher Plummer as Narrator (voice: English version)
In 1994, it was voted #44 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field. It is currently ranked on Imdb's Top Short List as the 4th greatest short film of all time.
- Olivier Cotte (2007) Secrets of Oscar-winning animation: Behind the scenes of 13 classic short animations. (Making of '"The Man Who Planted Trees") Focal Press. ISBN 978-0-240-52070-4
- "The 60th Academy Awards (1988) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-16.
- "Festival de Cannes: Man Who Planted Trees". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
- The Man Who Planted Trees at the Internet Movie Database
- L'homme Qui Plantait Des Arbres at the Big Cartoon DataBase
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