The Tale of the Fox  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Tale of the Fox (Le Roman de Renard, Reinecke Fuchs) was stop-motion animation pioneer Ladislas Starevich's first fully animated feature film. It is based on the tales of Renard the Fox. Although the animation was finished in Paris after an 18-month period (1929-1930), there were major problems with adding a soundtrack to the film. Finally, funding was given for a German soundtrack by the National Socialist regime (Goethe had written a classic version of the Renard legend) and this version had its premiere in Berlin in April 1937.

Released eight months before Disney's Snow White, it is the world's sixth-ever animated feature film (and the second to use puppet animation, following The New Gulliver from the USSR). The film was released in France with a French language soundtrack in 1941; this is the version which is currently available on DVD.


In the kingdom of animals, the fox Renard is used to tricking and fooling everyone. Consequently, the King (a lion), receives more and more complaints. Finally, he orders Renard to be arrested and brought before the throne.


  • Claude Dauphin as Monkey
  • Romain Bouquet as Fox
  • Laine as Lion
  • Sylvain Itkine as Wolf
  • Léon Larive as Bear
  • Robert Seller as Cock
  • Eddy Debray as Badger
  • Nicolas Amato as Cat
  • Pons as Donkey
  • Sylvia Bataille as Rabbit
  • Suzy Dornac as Fox Cub
  • Jaime Plama as Cat (singing voice)

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