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|
|Distributed by||Expanded Entertainment (1988) (USA)
Direct Cinema Limited (video)
Microcinema International (2005) (USA) (DVD)
|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 number 44 of the 50 Greatest Cartoons of all time by members of the animation field.
- 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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