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The film was recently "restored" in a deluxe 2 DVD set currently available (2005) in France. Apparently this version restores the original intentions of Grimault and Prevert. It is not currently available in an English Language version. The publicized running time of this DVD version is 81 minutes confirming that additional material was added by the producer against the wishes of the writer and director. See more »
The King and Mr Bird, as it was known in England makes most Disney output seem poor in comparison. It is actually stitched together using an old forties (I think) animation called "The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep" and modern footage.
It is the modern stuff which gives it the edge as we are whisked through the Kingdom of Tachycardia, a futuristic city run by a vain king. Mr Bird is a symbol of freedom who brings anarchy to the kingdom.
Best bits. All of it but the ride in the lift is recommended as well as the scenes with the giant robot.
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