GenreAnimation, Family, Fantasy ScreenplayJiri Trnka, Jiri Brdecka LanguageCzech
DirectorJiri Trnka, Milos Makovec WriterVitezslav Nezval, Hans Christian Andersen, Jiri Brdecka Release date15 April 1949 (1949-04-15) Initial releaseApril 15, 1949 (Czechoslovakia) CastBoris Karloff (Narrator (voice) (English version)), Helena Patočková (The Girl), Jaromír Sobota (The Boy) Similar moviesRelated Jiri Trnka movies
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The Emperor's Nightingale (Czech: Císařův slavík) is a 1949 Czechoslovak animated film directed by Jiří Trnka and Miloš Makovec. The film is based on the fairy tale The Nightingale by Hans Christian Andersen. Boris Karloff provides the voice of the narrator in an American dubbed version. The film won the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival.