Princes and Princesses (Princes et princesses) (2000)





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In this episodic animated fantasy from France, an art teacher interprets a series of six fairy tales (each involving a prince or princess) with the help of two precocious students. Princes et Princesses was created using a special style of cutout animation, with black silhouetted characters performing the action against backlit backdrops in striking colors. Produced in 1989, Princes et Princesses was first released in Europe in 2000 and received its first screening in North America at the 2000 Toronto Film Festival.
Animation , Art House & International , Drama , Kids & Family , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Critic Reviews for Princes and Princesses (Princes et princesses)

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

A wonderfully imaginative collection of slightly fractured fairy tales.

November 2, 2001
Seattle Times
Top Critic

An absolutely delicious feature from animator Michel Ocelot.

Full Review… | September 14, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Disappointing animated feature.

December 8, 2002
Film Threat

Packed full of Ocelot's distinctive animation and thought-provoking morals, which will thrill viewers of all ages.

September 5, 2001
Planet Sick-Boy

Audience Reviews for Princes and Princesses (Princes et princesses)

In our sensory saturated culture these days, we often forget just how enchanting the simpler productions can be. Princes Et Princesses is an animated French film, composed of 6 episodes, all telling the stories of princes and princesses. The animation is done in silhouette form (I always struggled spelling that word) and is reminiscent of "The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)." The animation itself, was simple, yet beautifully captivating. When artists begin to clutter the screen with meaningless over the top visuals, it deludes your focus to what is actually happening on it. I thought the stories were charming and creatively depicted. I could see this being one of my favorites as a child. It was a real treat to see this film.

Devon Flynnperrault
Devon Flynnperrault

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