Tales of the Night

Tales of the Night

DVD - 2013
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From renowned animator and storyteller Michel Ocelot (Kirikou and the Sorceress , Azur & Asmar) comes a dazzling and magical new film, that is certain to delight kids, families and animation fans of all ages. Silhouetted characters are set off against exquisitely detailed backgrounds bursting with color and kaleidoscopic patterns, as the film weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, the African plains and even the Land of the Dead. In Ocelot's celebrated storytelling, history blends with fairytale as viewers are whisked off to visit enchanted lands full of dragons, sorcerers, shape-shifting werewolves, captive princesses, and enormous talking bees - and each fable ends with its own ironic twist.
Publisher: [United States] : New Video Group, [2013]
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD-CH FEATURE TALE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 84 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.

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Franln Jul 24, 2017

Amazing animation and stories. I've never seen anything like it. Silhouette art is beautiful.

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tow0bola
Oct 28, 2016

This is a way to tell folk tales with a different twist. Each short story is told in silhouette with colored accents. It can be interesting if you like folk tales. For people who are looking for anime, animation with detail, etc., you will have to look elsewhere.

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holobook1
Jan 19, 2014

Unique animation style but it really doesn't work. NOT for adults and it's not really engaging enough for kids.
Epic fail.

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PandemicDude
Dec 23, 2013

super awesome

AFlora Sep 06, 2013

Several short films done in shadow story format. This is a neat choice, much different that what you might be used to.

Joe_Brusky Apr 18, 2013

Good for open minded children. Animation is CG silhouettes that have limited movement or expression with a bit of an artistic touch, but this really would not appeal to an animation fan per say. Beautiful, detailed and colored backgrounds and nice stories. Watch it with your children. It does have some cultural diversity.

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PandemicDude
Dec 23, 2013

PandemicDude thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 7 and 99

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