Saturday, February 18, 2012
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest (2006)
A French animated adventure by Michel Ocelot.
A pair of boys have the same nanny as children. When one of them grows to the correct age, he is put into school/training while the other stays with the nanny. When the educated boy is a young man, he sets out on a quest to free the gin fairy across the sea. There he meets the nanny, who is royalty and the other boy who is a prince. Both of them go in search of the gin fairy.
The animation was really unique. Turns out, Michel Ocelot also made Kirikou and the Sorceress (soon to be reviewed). The plot was a little cheesy, but the film in general was astounding. I think the unique animation has a way of swaying my review. I'm not trying to spoil anything, but there is a VERY happy ending. I rate this best.