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Zarafa Reviews

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Tom Huddleston
Time Out
October 5, 2015
In trying to tell an epic tale over just 78 minutes, the filmmakers sacrifice anything that might have made their film memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nicolas Rapold
New York Times
July 2, 2015
This hand-drawn French adventure is a children's story in the routine template of many friends-and-villains quests, but with a fresh historical setting and a serenely subdued look.
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Sherilyn Connelly
Village Voice
July 1, 2015
Since there are giraffes in Parisian zoos, there necessarily had to be a first one, and Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie's Zarafa is a beautifully animated and often moving telling of how it arrived there in the early 1800s.
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Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
March 27, 2012
While the gorgeous widescreen landscapes have a pencil-and-aquarelle quality, the characters themselves are literally rougher-edged, a clever reminder of the hand-drawn, sketchlike quality of traditional animation.
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Jordan Mintzer
Hollywood Reporter
February 10, 2012
A colorfully compelling kids flick with darker historical undertones, Zarafa reps a smart and successful freshman animation effort from writer-director Remi Bezancon.