Production info

Princes et Princesses
France, 2000

Arlette Mirapeu, Philippe Cheytion, François Voisin (voices)
Directed by Michel Ocelot

  

This animated cartoon by French animator Michel Ocelot is subdivided in 6 stories. The story "Le Garçon des figues" (The Fig Boy) plays in ancient Egypt. There, a farmer boy lives in a fig tree, which is all that he has. He takes a fig that blooms each morning to queen Hapshetsut and she is so taken by the succulence of its taste she showers great riches on him. But the palace intendent is enraged by this and schemes to find a way of stopping the boy. The fairytale telling and animation are delightful and beautiful in style. The animated figures are shown only as silhouette shapes, a so-called 'theatre d'ombre'.


NOTICE - This website contains documentation and other information about motion pictures, television movies and episodes from television series related to ancient Egypt and Egyptology. It is intended to serve the study of ancient Egypt as a phenomenon in modern popular culture media. As such, the material is provided in the sense of specialty media fan information, solely for non-commercial, non-profit research or educational use. Though the copyright to most photographic material presented here is owned by third parties, the editor wishes to express that in line with the aforementioned use no copyright infringement is intended. For this reason the resolution of all images is limited to thumbnail size. In this respect the visitor should be aware that the use of image material from this site for purposes other than private viewing may infringe copyrights owned by others. The further copying, redistribution, or publication of any part of this site is therefore prohibited. Any concern about or objection to material placed on this site can at all times be made known to the editor and will be addressed. This website does not feature ads, does not generate profit in any way and does not use cookies.

Created and maintained by Hans van den Berg
This site is ©2000-2018 Hans van den Berg, The Netherlands. All Rights Reserved.