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Kensuke's Kingdom is a new animated Castaway
March 26, 2024

Kensuke's Kingdom is a new animated Castaway

A co-production between European studios is the feature film Kensuke's Kingdom, a work made with excellent two-dimensional animations and recently won another award.
Awarded with the Grand Prize - Audience Award at the last 27th New York International Children's Film Festival, after having won the prize for Best Feature Film, Best Screenplay and Best Music at the British Animation Awards, the film Le Royaume de Kensuké (this is the French title) was presented at the 2023 edition of Annecy arrived in French theaters in February.

The film follows the epic adventure of Michael, a young boy who sets off with his family on a sailing trip of a lifetime. Excitement turns to terror when a violent storm erupts and Michael and his dog, Stella, are swept overboard. They are washed up on to a remote island, frightened and struggling to survive. Michael soon discovers he is not alone when he is confronted by Kensuke, a mysterious Japanese man who has lived there, secretly, since World War II and is angry that Michael has arrived. However, when poachers threaten their fragile island paradise and the animals that live there, Michael and Kensuke join forces to save their secret world.

A co-production between Mélusine Productions, Jigsaw Films, Align, British Film Institute, Bumpybox, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Le Pacte, Luxembourg Film Fund and the London animation studios Lupus Films, the film is directed by Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry, based on the book by Michael Morpurgo, adapted for the screen by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

Among the voice actors we find the fresh Oscar winner Cillian Murphy together with Sally Hawkins, Raffey Cassidy, Aaron MacGregor and Ken Watanabe.

While waiting to know new release dates, here is the trailer:

[ Fra - source AnimationMagazine ]

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