Kirikou and the Sorceress 1998

Kirikou and the Sorceress

Critics Consensus

Kirikou and the Sorceress is a beautifully uplifting throwback to a simpler animated era, with refreshingly unique art and a timeless soundtrack.

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User Ratings: 4,550

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The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. He wants to rid the village of the curse so he goes on a voyage to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.

Cast & Crew

Fezele Mpeka
Uncle
Voice
Kombisile Sangweni
The Mother
Voice
Theo Sebeko
Kirikou
Voice
Mabutho "Kid" Sithole
The Old Man, Viellard
Youssou N'Dour
Original Music
Dominique Lefèvre
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Critic Reviews for Kirikou and the Sorceress

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (25) | Rotten (1)

  • TAn enchanting, life-affirming animation of love and redemption, made with no small measure of maturity and care - along with an all too rare respect for the art of storytelling.

    March 10, 2008 | Full Review…
  • A marvel for eye and ear.

    March 10, 2008 | Full Review…
  • This charming animated feature is a welcome antidote to the relentless cutesiness inherent in so many child-oriented toons.

    March 10, 2008
  • It's a great package: salutary, short (74 minutes) and sweet.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • Kirikou and the Sorceress's surprising honesty about the banality of evil makes the movie -- even with all its magic -- feel truly authentic.

    June 4, 2004 | Full Review…
  • Reasonable stuff, but perhaps only for very little children.

    August 5, 2003 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kirikou and the Sorceress

  • Oct 05, 2012
    An enjoyable and simple animation with an honest moral lesson, though clearly made for very small children. It makes for a good time, especially in its second act, but the ending could have been better.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 27, 2010
    I can use this movie to improve my French language skill.
    Cita W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 01, 2009
    Pocket-sized Kirikou, top contender for hero-with-the-cutest-bum-in-the-world, sorts out his villagers woes and saves the day. The plot flows along like being read to from a much-loved storybook and there's lots of rich colours and pretty music by Youssou N'Dour. Fabfabfabfabfab...
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2009
    This is a wonderful and fabulously unique story for the kiddies. The only problem is finding it. It may take some searching but it will be worth it.
    John B Super Reviewer

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