Benedicte Galup WriterPhilippe Andrieux, Benedicte Galup, Marie Locatelli, Michel Ocelot Release date13 May 2005 (2005-05-13) (Cannes)
7 December 2005 (2005-12-07) (France) DirectorsMichel Ocelot, Benedicte Galup CharactersKirikou, Karaba, Le petit garcon, Le grand-pere Music directorYoussou NDour, Manu Dibango, Rokia Traore CastPierre-Ndoffé Sarr (Kirikou (voice)), Awa Sene Sarr (Karaba (voice)), Robert Liensol (Le grand-père (voice)), Marie-Philomène Nga (La mère (voice)), Emile Abossolo M'bo (L'oncle (voice)) Similar moviesRelated Michel Ocelot movies
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (French: Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages) is a 2005 French animated feature film. It premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival on 13 May and, unlike its predecessor, received only festival screenings in all English-speaking territories. It was released on English-subtitled DVD-Video in the United States by KimStim (distributed by Kino International) on 29 July 2008 as Kirikou and the Wild Beast.
The film is a sub-story to Kirikou and the Sorceress rather than a straight sequel. The movie is set while Kirikou is still a child and Karaba is still a sorceress. Like Princes et princesses and Les Contes de la nuit, it is an anthology film comprising several episodic stories, each of them describing Kirikou's interactions with a different animals. It is however unique among Michel Ocelot's films, not only in that it is co-directed by Bénédicte Galup (who has previously worked with him as an animator) but also for each of the stories being written by a different person (in all other cases, Ocelot has been the sole writer and director of his films).