A friend and I were recently discussing the most extraordinary animated films we could name. Kirikou and the Sorceress came instantly to mind.
Based on African folk legends, it has a simplicity and humanity that is a joy to watch. The lushly decorated environments had me pausing often to behold, and the scenes of daily life in this African village were so humble and interesting. The animation is lustrous, beautiful, and the motion of bodies incredibly smooth. I love the variety of body types and the unabashed, wholesome, lovely nakedness embraced, leaving studios like Disney in kindergarten.
The entire film is on Youtube and so I entreat thee, don’t die before watching Kirikou and the Sorceress.
Directed by Michel Ocelot and animated at Rija Films’ studio in Latvia and Studio Exist in Hungary.
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