GenreAnimation, Short, Drama ScreenplayJean Roberts CountryCanada
Release dateMay 1987 (1987-05) Based onThe Man Who Planted Trees
by Jean Giono WriterJean Giono (story), Jean Roberts (translator: English version) CastPhilippe Noiret, Christopher Plummer Similar moviesDragonHeart, Defiance, Feast, Paths of Glory, Mary and Gretel, Get a Horse!
TaglineThe story of one shepherd's long and successful singlehanded effort to re-forest a desolate valley.
The Man Who Planted Trees (French: L'homme qui plantait des arbres) is a 1987 Canadian short animated film directed by Frédéric Back. It is based on Jean Giono's short story The Man Who Planted Trees. This 30-minute film was distributed in two versions, French and English, narrated respectively by actors Philippe Noiret and Christopher Plummer, and produced by Radio-Canada.