Tales of the Night
Tales of the Night weaves together six exotic fables each unfolding in a unique locale, from Tibet, to medieval Europe, to the Land of the Dead. From the imagination of internationally renowned animator Michel Ocelot.
2012 Nord-Ouest Films – Studio O – STUDIOCANAL
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Six stunningly animated fairy tales with a few mild scares.
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Fresh: The narratives - involving princesses, sorcerers, dragons, talking animals - are familiar. But Mr. Ocelot invigorates them with lyricism ...
- Andy Webster, New York Times, Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Fresh: While some of them do drag, older kids could well fall for these magical, timeless tales.
- Cath Clarke, Time Out, Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Rotten: Animated with fluidity and deliberateness that nearly excuses the film's slightness.
- Chris Packham, Village Voice, Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tales of the Night is my first experience of the critically acclaimed animator Michel Ocelot, an artist I've been meaning to catch up with for a while now. The tales are original yet familiar but to be honest only the one with the little Jamaican boy interested me. The animation is unique and as simple as it is detailed. It wasn't to my taste though, I can't really fault it other than it's just not my cup of tea but the choice of voices for the Englished dumbed version are bloody awful which didn't help. Recommended to Michel Ocelot fans only I would suggest. http://cinephilecrocodile.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/tales-of-night-dir-michel-ocelot-2011.html
- SirPant, Thursday, July 3, 2014
Sadly, the gorgeous backgrounds are more interesting than the stories.
- Lemure, Friday, April 19, 2013
An interesting and beautifully animated compilation of stories tied together by the animators creating new ideas may be a bit to slow for children and the animation might not appeal to some adults. Tales of the Night is artsy and will appeal to fans of artsy fartsy films but it might do just enough to grab the attention of other viewers as well.
- jp992751, Monday, December 23, 2013