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The King and the Mockingbird

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This animated film masterpiece (original title: Le Roi et L'oiseau) based on a classic Hans Christian Andersen tale tells the exciting story of a young shepherdess who's in love with a charming chimney sweep. But trouble intervenes when a tyrannical king desires the beautiful maiden for himself. Now the only way for the lovers to escape the evil monarch is with help from a magical talking mockingbird in this family-friendly film that inspired Hayao Miyazaki to create the famous Studio Ghibli.

  • DirectorPaul Grimault
  • Runtime: 1 hr 24 min
  • StudioLionsgate
  • QualityHD

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The King and the Mockingbird
Junoa
Picked it up for a buck at the dollar store years ago on a whim and it's still a favorite that we watch time and time again

I have this on DVD, it seems there's been a title change - we know it as The Curious Adventures Of Mr. Wonderbird - released by Digiview Productions. Picked it up for a buck at the dollar store years ago on a whim and it's still a favorite that we watch time and time again.

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