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 byFrédéric Back
Produced byFrédéric Back
Hubert Tison
Written byJean Roberts
Based onThe Man Who Planted Trees
by Jean Giono
Narrated byPhilippe Noiret
Christopher Plummer
Music byNormand Roger
Edited byNorbert Pickering
Release date
  • May 1987 (1987-05)
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 Jean Giono's short story The Man Who Planted Trees. This 30-minute film was distributed in two versions, French and English, narrated respectively by actors Philippe Noiret and Christopher Plummer, and produced by Radio-Canada.


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.[3]

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


  1. ^ "The 60th Academy Awards (1988) Nominees and Winners". Retrieved 16 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Man Who Planted Trees". Retrieved 19 July 2009.
  3. ^ Kilmer, David (1997). The Animated Film Collector's Guide. Sydney, Australia: John Libbey & Co. Ltd. p. 191. ISBN 1864620021.

External links[edit]

Media related to Inspired by the film at Wikimedia Commons