"The Prince’s Voyage", dir. Jean-François Laguionie, Xavier Picard

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The Prince’s Voyage is a series of adventures that promotes friendship between the generations, the need for tolerance of others and the desire to acknowledge what binds monkeys (and people) together rather than what tears them apart.

An old monkey Prince runs aground on an unknown shore. Injured and lost, he is found by 12 year-old Tom, and taken in by his parents, a couple of scientists who were banished from their community because they believe in the existence of other monkey civilisations. With Tom's help, the Prince discovers a society he knows nothing about, while Tom’s parents decide to use him to prove that their theory was indeed correct...


  • Annecy Festival 2019 - Honorary Crystal for Jean-François Laguionie
  • Locarno FF 2019 - Fuori concorsi
  • BFI London 2019 – Family
  • Festa do Cinema Francês 2019
  • Animest IFF 2019 - Out of Competition
  • Taichung IFF 2019
  • Chicago IFF 2019
  • Cinemagic FF 2019
  • Göteborg FF Prisma 2019
  • Big Cartoon Festival 2019
  • Trieste Science & Fiction Festival 2019 - nominated Melies d'Argent Award
  • Panorama of European Films in Cairo 2019
  • GangNeung IFF 2019
  • Seville European FF 2019 - New Waves / Cinephiles of the Future
  • Mar del Plata 2019
  • Anilogue IAF 2019 – Competition
  • Festival du Film Français de Hong Kong 2019

Jean-François Laguionie

Jean-François Laguionie was born on October 4, 1939 in Besançon, France. Introduced to animation by Paul Grimault, whose workshop he shared for ten years, Jean-François Laguionie launched his career with a promising future ahead of him. This was confirmed by his first short films that he directed, including Rowing Across the Atlantic, that would receive the Palme d’or at Cannes in 1978. Since Gwen, the Book of Sand, his first feature film made in 1985, the filmmaker has continued to delight us, with A Monkey’s Tale, Black Mor’s Island and  Louise by the shore. 


  • 2019 -  The Prince's Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) (feature film, animation)
  • 2016 - Louise by the Shore (Louise en hiver) (feature film, animation, drama)
  • 2011 -  The Painting (Le Tableau) (feature film, animation, adventure, drama)
  • 2004  -  Black Mor's Island (L'Île de Black Mór) (feature film, animation, action, adventure)
  • 1999 -  A Monkey's Tale (Le Château des singes) (feature film, amination, adventure, family)
  • 1985 -  Gwen, or the Book of Sand (Gwen, le livre de sable) (feature film, animation, adventure, fantasy)
  • 1978 -  Rowing Across the Atlantic (La Traversée de l'Atlantique à la rame) (short, animation)
  • 1971 -  Plage privée (Private Beach) (short, animation)
  • 1969 -  Une Bombe par hasard (A Random Bomb) (short, animation)
  • 1965 -  La Demoiselle et le violoncelliste (The Maid and the Cellist) (short, animation)

Xavier Picard 

Xavier Picard was born ona 12 January, 1962, Reims, France. He is a animation director. His most notable animation credits include the feature film Moomins on the Riviera (2014), and the TV-series Odd Family (2005) and the animation series King Arthur and the Knights of Justice (1992). In 2019, he worked on Jean-François Laguionie's Le Voyage du Prince.


  • 2019 -  The Prince's Voyage (Le Voyage du Prince) (feature film, animation)
  • 2014 -  Moomins on the Riviera, co. director Hanna Hemila (feature film, animation, family)
  • 2005 – Odd Family (amination, TV- Series)
  • 2001 - Marcelino Pan y Vino (amination, TV – series, 1 episode)
  • 1995 -  Littlest Pet Shop (animation, TV – series, 2 episodes)
  • 1992 - King Arthur and the Knights of Justice (animation, adventure, family, TV – Series)
  • 1993 – The Bots Master (action, animation, comedy, TV – series)
  • 1991 -  The Magic Trolls and the Troll Warriors (short, animation)