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The Story of the Fox (1937)

Le roman de Renard (original title)
When Renard the Fox's mischievous pranks go too far, King Lion is forced to attempt to bring the trickster to justice.

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Jean Nohain (dialogue), Antoinette Nordmann (dialogue) | 4 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Claude Dauphin ... Monkey (voice)
Romain Bouquet Romain Bouquet ... Fox (voice)
Sylvain Itkine Sylvain Itkine ... Wolf (voice)
Léon Larive Léon Larive ... Bear (voice)
Robert Seller Robert Seller ... Cock (voice)
Eddy Debray Eddy Debray ... Badger (voice) (as Debray)
Nicolas Amato Nicolas Amato ... Cat (voice)
Pons Pons ... Donkey (voice)
Sylvia Bataille ... Rabbit (voice)
Suzy Dornac Suzy Dornac ... Fox Cub (voice)
Jaime Plama Jaime Plama ... Cat (singing) (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcel Raine Marcel Raine ... Sire Noble (voice)
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In the kingdom of animals, Master Fox is used to trick and fool everyone. So the King Lion receives complaints about him. He orders that Master Fox is arrested and brought to him. This is one of the first animation film with puppets. The story is taken from a French medieval fable. Written by Yepok

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The film was released in France with a French language soundtrack in 1941; this is the version which is currently available on DVD. See more »

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Referenced in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) See more »

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The 2nd stop-motion animated film in animation history
27 December 2009 | by ja_kitty_71See all my reviews

I had watched this 1930 French stop-motion animated film last night on YouTube, and I thought it was great film.

This film is also the second stop-motion animated film in animation history. The film is based on the old medieval stories of Reynard the Fox, and all the tricks he plays on the animals in King Lion's court, who were trying to bring to justice for his trickery; in which punishment is being hung. You know, I could clearly see the inspiration for Disney's version of "Robin Hood," and inspiration for the 2009 stop-motion film "Fantastic Mr. Fox."

Overall, I had really enjoy this film and it is now one of my favorite foreign animated films.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 April 1941 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,094
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Mono

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1.20 : 1
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