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Movie Review: Kirikou And The Sorceress

African myth is a hit
It says something about the power and pervasiveness of Disney films that any animated movie set in Africa draws an automatic comparison to The Lion King.

 But French director Michael Ocelot's Kirikou and the Sorceress lives on the far, far side of the savannah from Simba and his cartoon pals. The side where the hero is a talking baby, women are unabashedly topless and Africa is depicted in sharp colours reminiscent of ancient art.
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Kirikou's mature animation
Disney world this is not. This is Kirikou And The Sorceress, a bold and sometimes brazen animated feature from French director Michel Ocelot.

 Themes include love, death, loyalty and forgiveness, all decorated in stylish African designs.
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