Princes et Princesses

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Princes et Princesses
French film poster.
Directed byMichel Ocelot
Produced byDidier Brunner
Jean-François Laguionie
Written byMichel Ocelot
StarringArlette Mirapeu
Philippe Cheytion
Yves Barsacq
Music byChristian Maire
Edited byAnita Vilfrid
Michèle Péju
Dominique Lefever
La Fabrique
Les Armateurs
Salud Productions
Studio O
Distributed byGébéka films (France)
Release date
  • 26 January 2000 (2000-01-26) (France)
  • 16 March 2001 (2001-03-16) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
Box office$43,379 (United States)[1]

Princes et Princesses (Princes and Princesses) is a 2000 compilation movie by French animator Michel Ocelot.

The movie consists of six episodes of the 1989 French silhouette animation television series Ciné si.


Produced in 1999 by Les Armateurs and released to French cinemas on 26 January 2000, Princes et princesses became Ocelot's second feature film (following 1998's Kirikou and the Sorceress). The feature version comprises slightly edited versions of 6 of the 8 12-minute episodes,[2] with the addition of a 1-minute intermission at the half-way point. In Japan, it was distributed on DVD-Video with the co-operation of Studio Ghibli, initially in the Ghibli Cinema Library and re-released under the Ghibli Museum Library label. The film won both the adult and children's jury awards at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival.[3]

Home media[edit]

As of November 2010, there are no known plans to release Princes et princesses in the United Kingdom or Australia. It has seen home video releases in the United States and earlier in Canada, however, where it is only available as the second disc of a Kirikou and the Sorceress two-DVD set. Both discs have English subtitles, though only for the main feature on each. Also, there is no DVD which uses the full, original, 1.5:1 aspect ratio; they are optimised for either 4:3 or 16:9 screens and playing the pillarboxed widescreen version on a 4:3 television will result in windowboxing.

Country Title Format Region code Publisher Date Catalogue № Aspect ratio Subtitles
South Korea 프린스 앤 프린세스 NTSC All Daum Media 2003-05-30 DAD-158 1.37:1 fullscreen English, Korean
Canada Kirikou et la sorcière NTSC 1 Alliance Atlantis 2004-12-21 1.37:1 fullscreen[4] English, French
United States Princes and Princesses NTSC 1 KimStim 2008-07-29[3] 1.37:1 fullscreen[5] English
France Princes et princesses PAL 2 France Télévisions 2004-07-28 EDV 174 1.56:1 anamorphic widescreen English, French
Japan プリンス&プリンセス NTSC 2 Ghibli Cinema Library/Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2004-12-03
2007-07-18 (Re-release)
VWDZ8716 1.56:1 anamorphic widescreen English, French, Japanese
Taiwan 王子與公主 NTSC 3 Power International Multimedia 2005-09-30 1.37:1 fullscreen English, French, Traditional Chinese


  1. ^ "Princes and Princess". The Numbers. Retrieved 25 October 2010.
  2. ^ Recio, Lorenzo (October 2005). "Portrait : Michel Ocelot". Archived from the original on 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  3. ^ a b " Princes and Princesses: Animation, Michel Ocelot: Movies & TV". Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  4. ^ Kirben (26 November 2010). "Private message". Wikidot. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  5. ^ "Princes and Princesses". Kino International. Kino Lorber. Archived from the original on 2010-12-26. Retrieved 30 November 2010.

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