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First Look Images At Stereoscopic 3D Animated Feature "Kirikou And The Men And Women"

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 24, 2012 1:48 PM
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Kirikou

As announced a year or so ago, the tiny Senegalese hero Kirikou is returning for yet another animated adventure titled Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes (Kirikou And The Men And Women).

Director Michel Ocelot is currently working on the third installment of a trilogy which began with the universally-acclaimed Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998), and continued with Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005).

Notably, this will be the first film in the franchise to be produced in stereoscopic 3D, a format Ocelot used for the first time on Tales of the Night.

Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes is scheduled to reach French screens on February 13, 2013, and I'm looking forward to yet another sumptuous piece of animation starring our brave tiny hero, using his wits and speed to thwart evil Sorcery and save his village from supernatural and environmental perils.

Co-written by the director with Bénédicte Galup, Susie Morgenstern and Cendrine Maubourguet, Kirikou et les hommes et les femmes ...:

... brings together five interconnected stories, all linked to the new adventures of Kirikou, the smallest and worthiest hero. Told by his noble grandfather, these stories will present Kirikou as someone who is a builder, a unifier of people, a storyteller, musician, and who will strive without failure, with cunning, bravery, generosity and success…

Courtesy of Twitch, above and below, here are several new released still images from the upcoming 3D work:

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9 Comments

  • video production company | July 27, 2012 4:23 AMReply

    Marvelous peace of facts to read, also the evidence given is just great and absolutely excellent, eligible work to share.

  • QueenSafira | March 1, 2012 4:10 PMReply

    I loved that movie. Except for the nudity!

  • Sphinx | February 27, 2012 2:17 PMReply

    That's weird the second one ended in a way that they couldn't make a third. I guess its a prequel.

    @T'Challa
    True, but they are French, and a part of me respects the attention to reality and culture.

  • Micah | February 27, 2012 12:23 AMReply

    This looks amazing.

  • Whitney | February 25, 2012 12:10 AMReply

    Cool! I enjoyed the first Kirikou film.

  • T'Challa | February 24, 2012 7:40 PMReply

    He's still going with the topless look for the women eh? Look, I'm all for "artistic expression" but this franchise would reach a lot more children if he'd sacrifice the partial nudity.

  • Cyril | February 29, 2012 2:29 AM

    Thank you T'Challa, I thought I was the only one that was repulsed by the weird, uncalled for nudity exhibited by this franchise. One day I was babysitting my two little nieces (5 & 4) and I refused letting them watch that crap on TV and instead decided to woo them with something "meaningful". My God, they were so freaked out by the nudity (which I regret until this day) it took weeks to get it out of their systems.
    I never saw a reason for that "representation" and never will. I also cannot fathom how this was okay'd in grade schools as some younger kids have told me they actually watched some in their classrooms.

  • Steven | February 24, 2012 2:00 PMReply

    I love this animation, from the story, art direction, and characters. It's definitely a good and entertaining story.

  • John | November 22, 2012 12:00 PM

    What exactly are you concerned about? It is not "uncalled for nudity", it shows African women in a village dressed as they would normally be. As far as your 5 and 4 year old's are concerned, I find it very hard to believe they were in the slightest bit upset as at that age they can't possibly be considering breasts anything other than normal - like those on their Mum.
    This film series is one of the most popular in France and most of Europe for the gentle life lessons it teaches.

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