Tales of the Night (Dubbed)
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From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress, Azur & Asmar) comes a magical and visually stunning new film, delighting kids, families and animation fans of all ages. Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed Day-Glo backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot's celebrated storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 23
- Fresh: 18
- Rotten: 5
- Average Rating: 6.9/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The narratives - involving princesses, sorcerers, dragons, talking animals - are familiar. But Mr. Ocelot invigorates them with lyricism ...
Rotten: Animated with fluidity and deliberateness that nearly excuses the film's slightness.
Fresh: More likely to play well with older children, due to its split-up story line, Ocelot's creation is like nothing else they are likely to see animating the multiplex.
Fresh: It is so gentle and whimsical that one wonders if American children, accustomed to the whiz-bang action of most animation, will accept it.
A girl, a boy and an old cinema technician create stories in a small theater. They choose stories from around the world and create them on stage, all in silhouette animation. Each tale is has a morality bent. Interesting and creative, but still falls short in the end. Worth seeing as a novelty.