Kirikou and the Sorceress
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Kirikou is born in an African village under a terrible spell that has been placed on it by the sorceress Karaba. Kirikou decides to save the village and begins his adventure by setting out to find the Wise Man in the Forbidden Mountain.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"It's a great package: salutary, short (74 minutes) and sweet."
‑ , Time Out
"An 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."
‑ Ali Catterall, Film4
"The soundtrack, by well-known African composer Youssou N'Dour, using only traditional instruments, lends to the film's timeless feel, like an age-old fable come to life."
‑ Steve Tilley, Jam! Movies
"Don't even think of missing it."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A marvel for eye and ear."
‑ Ted Shen, Chicago Reader
"Kirikou and the Sorceress's surprising honesty about the banality of evil makes the movie -- even with all its magic -- feel truly authentic."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The two-dimensional drawings with the characters usually in profile look like folk art and have the feel of a children's book."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"The animation is colourful and engaging, with Ocelot drawing on imagery from African tribal art and Egyptian mythology to give the film a unique feel."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
"One of the most enchanting animated features in quite some time."
‑ Jamie Russell, BBC.com
"This charming animated feature is a welcome antidote to the relentless cutesiness inherent in so many child-oriented toons."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Should appeal to younger children and to adults who can appreciate its quiet pleasures."
‑ Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle
"A welcome antidote to anodyne Hollywood cartooning."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"Reasonable stuff, but perhaps only for very little children."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"In addition to being an uplifting morality tale suitable for all ages, this refreshingly different work by filmmaker Michel Ocelot is an aural as well as a visual delight."
‑ Shirley Sealy, Film Journal International
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