Charles the XVIth reigns tyrannically over the kingdom of Takicardie. Only brightly feathered Mockingbird, a playful and talkative fellow who has built his nest high up in the gigantic palace near His Majesty’s secret chambers, dares to make fun of him. In love with a beautiful and demure shepherdess, the King wants to force her to marry him. However, the young girl is in love with a brave little chimney sweep. Helped by the Mockingbird, they run away to escape the King’s evil clutches…
Directed by Paul Grimault, The King and the Mockingbird is a masterpiece which inspired a whole generation of international directors such as Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).