The King and the Mockingbird
The King and the Mockingbird (2014)

Based on a Hans Christian Andersen story, the wildly satirical THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD follows a chimney sweep and shepherdess on the run from a tyrannical king. A masterpiece of traditional hand-drawn cell animation, THE KING AND THE… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 21, 2014
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

"The King and the Mockingbird" just might be the best animated film of the year.

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Joe McGovern
Entertainment Weekly

The film is suffused with a subversive attitude toward the rich and clueless, epitomized by a king at war with a talking bird.

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Joe Bendel
Epoch Times

Decades after it was completed for the final time, it still feels oddly contemporary, while evoking the joys of old-school animation.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

An unforgettable story of love, loss and life's absurdities.

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Christy Lemire

What a tortured path "The King and the Mockingbird" has taken to reach theaters in the United States, and what a treat it is for us to be able to experience it now.

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Tasha Robinson
The Dissolve

It's recognizably the work of an idiosyncratic artist dealing in bizarre caricature, and exploring weird ideas.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

On a basic level, The King and the Mockingbird is a fun fantasy. But to the two poets who first imagined it, it must have felt like a repository for all the madness of a still-smoldering world.

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Ben Kenigsberg
New York Times

A catalog of the movie's pleasures barely does justice to this lost-and-found delight.

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Louis Proyect

A great satire against monarchic pretensions by artists reared in the 1930s agitprop tradition.

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