Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

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Kirikou and the Wild Beasts
Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages
Directed byMichel Ocelot
Bénédicte Galup
Produced byDidier Brunner
Written byPhilippe Andrieux
Bénédicte Galup
Marie Locatelli
Michel Ocelot
StarringPierre-Ndoffé Sarr
Awa Sene Sarr
Music byManu Dibango et al.
Distributed byGébéka Films
Release date
  • 13 May 2005 (2005-05-13) (Cannes)
  • 7 December 2005 (2005-12-07) (France)
Running time
75 minutes
Country France
Budget$4.8 million
Box office$13 million[1]

Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (French: Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages) is a 2005 French animated feature film. It premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival on 13 May[2] and, unlike its predecessor, received only festival screenings in all English-speaking territories. It was released on English-subtitled DVD-Video in the United States by KimStim (distributed by Kino International) on 29 July 2008 as Kirikou and the Wild Beast.[1]


The film is a sub-story to Kirikou and the Sorceress rather than a straight sequel. The movie is set while Kirikou is still a child and Karaba is still a sorceress. Like Princes et princesses and Les Contes de la nuit, it is an anthology film comprising several episodic stories, each of them describing Kirikou's interactions with a different animals. It is however unique among Michel Ocelot's films, not only in that it is co-directed by Bénédicte Galup (who has previously worked with him as an animator) but also for each of the stories being written by a different person (in all other cases, Ocelot has been the sole writer and director of his films).



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  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages". Retrieved 2009-12-12.

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