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The Tale of the Fox

The Tale of the Fox
Original French poster
Directed by Irene Starevich
Ladislas Starevich
Produced by Louis Nalpas (1929-1931)
Roger Richebé (1939-1941)
Written by Johann Wolfgang Goethe (story)
Jean Nohain (dialogue)
Antoinette Nordmann (dialogue)
Roger Richebé
Irene Starevich
Ladislas Starevich
Starring Claude Dauphin
Romain Bouquet
Laine
Sylvain Itkine
Léon Larive
Music by Vincent Scotto
Cinematography Ladislas Starevich
Edited by Laura Sejourné
Release dates
Germany
April 10, 1937
France
April 10, 1941
Running time
65 minutes
Country France
Language German (1937)
French (1941)

The Tale of the Fox (French: Le Roman de Renard, German: Reinecke Fuchs) was stop-motion animation pioneer Ladislas Starevich's first fully animated feature film. The film is based on the tales of Renard the Fox. Although the animation was finished in Paris after an 18-month period (1929-1930), there were major problems with adding a soundtrack to the film. Finally, funding was given for a German soundtrack by the UFA -- Goethe had written a classic version of the Renard legend -- and this version had its premiere in Berlin in April 1937.

Released eight months before Disney's Snow White, it is the world's sixth-ever animated feature film (and the second to use puppet animation, following The New Gulliver from the USSR). The film was released in France with a French language soundtrack in 1941; this is the version which is currently available on DVD.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

In the kingdom of animals, the fox Renard is used to tricking and fooling everyone. Consequently, the King (a lion), receives more and more complaints. Finally, he orders Renard to be arrested and brought before the throne.

Cast

  • Claude Dauphin as Monkey
  • Romain Bouquet as Fox
  • Laine as Lion
  • Sylvain Itkine as Wolf
  • Léon Larive as Bear
  • Robert Seller as Cock
  • Eddy Debray as Badger
  • Nicolas Amato as Cat
  • Pons as Donkey
  • Sylvia Bataille as Rabbit
  • Suzy Dornac as Fox Cub
  • Jaime Plama as Cat (singing voice)

See also

References

  • Moritz, William (1992). "Resistance and Subversion in Animated Films of the Nazi Era: the Case of Hans Fischerkoesen". Animation Journal.

External links


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