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A Monkey's Tale (1999)

Le château des singes (original title)
A rebellious teenage monkey refuses to believe what he has been told and sets out to find the truth.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Hill ... Kom (voice)
Sally Ann Marsh Sally Ann Marsh ... Gina (voice)
John Hurt ... Sebastian (voice)
Rik Mayall ... Gerard the Gormless (voice)
Michael York ... The King (voice)
Michael Gambon ... Master Martin (voice)
Shirley Anne Field ... The Governess (voice)
French Tickner French Tickner ... Korkonak (voice)
Diana Quick ... Princess Ida (voice)
William Vanderpuye William Vanderpuye ... Lionel (voice)
Paul Dobson ... Gavin (voice)
Janyse Jaud ... Kom's Mother (voice)
Peter Elliott ... Monkey Cries (voice)
Tara Römer Tara Römer ... Kom (voice)
Pierre Arditi ... The King (voice)
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Storyline

A rebellious teenage monkey refuses to believe what he has been told and sets out to find the truth.

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A Funky Monkey Jungle Tumble


Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official website

Country:

France | UK | Germany | Hungary

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

2 June 1999 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Monkey's Tale See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The trailer was featured in the Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000) VHS tape, but it has never received an American VHS and DVD release as if 2018. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #25.2 (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Do I Belong?
(English version)
Written by Alexandre Desplat, Nestor Morales
Adapted by Norman Hudis, Steve Walsh
Performed by Paul Holmes
Produced by John Purser for QZone
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I am on the fence about this film...
27 April 2009 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

The obvious plus is the fine voice cast; John Hurt, Michael Gambon and Michael York. Alas, they have very little to work with. Do forgive me, it has been months since I saw this, but I do remember Monkey's Tale wasn't a very good film. Kids may like it, but adults will find plenty to criticise here. The biggest minus is the songs, I agree with one of the comments that they are awful,(the sort of thing you'll hear in pre-school) and they come out of nowhere as well. The animation wasn't very good either, it was flat, and there were some scenes where it felt rushed. However, I did like the story. It was a really nice idea, about Kom falling into another world, becoming smitten with a servant, and discovering a plot to overthrow the king. Unfortunately, the voice actors, who are all immensely talented, and the main reason why this isn't a complete disaster, didn't have desperately much to work with. There were times, when it wanted to get somewhere, but never did. I genuinely hate criticising movies, but this movie, while far from the worst movie ever, was very weak in the music, animation and scripting departments. 5/10 in respect to the voice actors. Bethany Cox


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