The Man Who Planted Trees (film)

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The Man Who Planted Trees
The Man Who Planted Trees (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed by Frédéric Back
Produced by Frédéric Back
Hubert Tison
Written by Jean Giono
Jean Roberts
Narrated by Philippe Noiret
Christopher Plummer
Edited by Norbert Pickering
Production
company
Distributed by Expanded Entertainment (1988) (USA)
Direct Cinema Limited (video)
Microcinema International (2005) (USA) (DVD)
Release dates
  • May 1987 (1987-05)
Running time 30 minutes
Country Canada
Language French

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.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

The film won the Academy Award (1988) for Best Animated Short Film.[1] It also competed for the Short Film Palme d'Or at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

In 1994, it was voted number 44 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 60th Academy Awards (1988) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Man Who Planted Trees". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 

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