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Tale Of The Fox / Le Roman De Renard / The Story Of The Fox

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  Tale Of The Fox / Le Roman De Renard / The Story Of The Fox Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
8.00 /10
Claude Dauphin .... Monkey (voice) , Romain Bouquet .... Fox (voice)
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Directed by: Wladyslaw Starewicz, Irene Starewicz
Written by: Jean Nohain, Antoinette Nordmann, Roger Richebe, Irene Starewicz , from the story by Wolfgang Goethe

Released: 1932
Origin: Poland/ France
Colour: BW
Length: 65

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Starewicz can't be accused of skimping on scale; the cast... includes a raven, a minstrel cat... tightrope-walking mice, grasshoppers, frog choruses...a bear and a cockerel with hen wife and chicks... unrivalled even today in terms of their facility for sheer physical articulation. A shame the same can't really be said of [his] none-too-convincing grasp of filmic narrative.

(Jeremy Clarke, What's On in London, 1993)

Even adults feel queasy before [Starewicz's] grotesque oeuvre... Shot through with adult satire and whimsy.

(Geoff Brown, Times)

As finely tuned yet endearingly rickety as a Faberge wind-up egg.

(Jonathan Romney, New Statesman and Society)

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