Michel Ocelot: “Like Russian dolls, I think I have all ages in me”

INTERVIEW – The Musée-Château d’Annecy is dedicating a very beautiful retrospective to the creator of Kirikou and Dilili in Paris whose history is inseparable from that of the animated film festival.

At 77, Michel Ocelot the creator of Kirikou, cult animation director (Azur and Asmar, Dilili in Paris) can still pride itself on surprising its world. As he works hard on his new animated film The Pharaoh, the Savage and the Mistress of the jams, this eternal young man is the subject of a sumptuous exhibition, Michel Ocelot, the fireworks of the imagination, at the Musée-Château d’Annecy designed in collaboration with Yaël Ben Nun, the head of the animation film collections at the Musée d’Annecy. To discover until October 11.

LE FIGARO. – What do you think of the exhibition dedicated to you on the occasion of the Annecy festival?

Michel OCELOT. – Well, first of all, this exhibition had a tough time. She was interrupted by the Covid two years ago. Result of the races, today is a big exhibition. This is my background and I sometimes find it a bit indiscreet, but everything is there!

You are compared to a fireworks of the imagination ”…

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