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Zarafa [electronic resource] / Les Films Christal présente une coproducion Prima Linea Productions [and others] ; un film de Rémi Bezançon et Jean-Christophe Lie.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 79 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Gkids, 2015.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Rm̌i Bezanȯn.
Participant or Performer Note:
Simon Abkarian, Vernon Dobtcheff, Francois-Xavier Demaison.
Summary, etc.:
Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping CinemaScope vistas of parched desert, wind-swept mountains and open skies. Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slavers across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe - and an orphan, just like him - as well as the nomad Hassan, Prince of the Desert. Hassan takes them to Alexandria for an audience with the Pasha of Egypt, who orders him to deliver the exotic animal as a gift to King Charles of France. And so Maki, Zarafa and Hassan take off in a hot-air balloon to cross the Mediterranean, setting off an adventure across Northern Africa, the bustling port of Marseilles, and over the snow-capped peaks of the Alps, arriving at last in Paris. But all the while, Maki is determined to find a way to return Zarafa to her rightful home.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Zarafa (Giraffe), 1824?-1845 > Juvenile drama.
Giraffe > Egypt > Biography > Juvenile drama.
Giraffe > France > Paris > Biography > Juvenile drama.
Zoo animals > France > Paris > History > 19th century > Juvenile drama.
Diplomatic gifts > History > 19th century > Juvenile drama.
Wild animals as pets > History > 19th century > Juvenile drama.
Exotic animals > History > 19th century > Juvenile drama.
Egypt > Kings and rulers > Juvenile drama.
France > Kings and rulers > Juvenile drama.

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