Michel Ocelot bibliography

This is something I have been wanting to have done for a long time: a comprehensive list of on- and off-line interviews with Ocelot, books with contributions from him from and those with sections about his work, in English and other languages and with my own opinionated abstracts for those I've read.

English texts

Richard TAYLOR. 1996. The Encyclopedia of Animation Techniques. Oxford: Focal Press.


PILLING, J. 2001. Animation: 2D and Beyond. Hove: RotoVision.

(2003-10). http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0275982211

Karl F. COHEN (1997). Forbidden Animation: Censored Cartoons And Blacklisted Animators in America. Jefferson: McFarland.
Has a little on Expanded Cinema's Outrageous Animation programme that toured Les Quatre Vœux in America and a synopsis of the short.

Pierre JOUVANCEAU (2004) trans. C. KITSON. The Silhouette Film. Genoa: Le Mani.

(2005-02). http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0313312133

Orianne CHARPENTIER (2005) trans. Michael DEMBROW (2007). Interview with Michel Ocelot. Seventeenth Annual Cascade Festival of African Films [online]. [Accessed 10 February 2011].

Nigel ANDREWS (2006-10-22). Fabulist of filmmaking. Financial Times [online]. [Accessed 18 March 2009].

JENKINS, D. 2007. Bring me beauty. Little White Lies: Truth & Movies, 12 (The Tales from Earthsea Issue), pp.42–43.

Peter van der LUGT (2008-08-25). This is animation. GhibliWorld.com [online]. [Accessed 18 March 2009].

Barry Purves: His Intimate Lives. DVD-Video with booklet. Directed by Barry PURVES. Paris: Potemkine. 2008


2008. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/reader/2940373701/ref=sib_rdr_prev2_ex17?ie=UTF8&keywords=Michel%20Ocelot&p=S024&


Paul WELLS (2008-11-07). Drawing for Animation. Worthing: AVA, pp.72–99.
On Ocelot's attitude regarding the digital and Azur et Asmar's foundation in drawing, with some of his and layout drawings and stills to illustrate this.

http://theeveningclass.blogspot.com/2009/03/animation-azur-asmar-few-questions-for.html Sunday, March 08, 2009
Cross-published on Twitch http://twitchfilm.net/interviews/2009/03/animation-azur-asmara-few-questions-for-michel-ocelot.php
"Azur & Asmar – A few questions for Michel Ocelot" by Michael Guillen, March 9, 2009 3:05 AM

FRITZ, S. 2009. Animated shorts: A French master and his new film. 12 March 2009. Newsarama.com [online]. [Accessed 18 March 2009]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://www.newsarama.com/film/090312-animated-shorts-michel-ocelot.html>
Newsarama.com : Animated Shorts
"A French master and his new film" By Steve Fritz posted: 12 March 2009 12:48 pm ET

Jérémie NOYER. 2009-03-17. Azur & Asmar: Michel Ocelot's quest for tolerance. Animated Views [online]. [Accessed 10 February 2011].


Jack ZIPES. 2011. The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films. New York: Routledge.
Includes much mention of Ocelot and translated excerpts from interviews but its own analysis is limited largely to the writing level and to the Kirikou films and Azur et Asmar.

Les Contes de la nuit press conference (2011-02-13). Berlin International Film Festival [online]. [Accessed 16 February 2011].
In which Ocelot, Nord-Ouest's producers and a supervisor at Mac Guff (whom did the stereoscopic rendering) are asked some confusingly-worded questions in English by other non-native speakers and don't really answer them but do say some things of interest in response, perhaps most notably a less dismissive take on his opinion of Lotte Reiniger's films and his experience with the schoolchildren in Odense.
http://cineuropa.org/ffocusarticle.aspx?lang=en&documentID=206414&treeID=2261 June 30, 2011
http://cineuropa.org/2011/it.aspx?t=interview&l=en&did=206413 July 4, 2011

https://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/interviews/michel-ocelot-18543&sa=U&ei=pqHnT_rqC8W70QXc1-2ECQ&ved=0CAUQFjAA&client=internal-uds-cse&usg=AFQjCNHaGVz1_p1mz5Ar_fHEjujiWoFWtQ Michel Ocelot interview | Little White Lies
May 22, 2012 … Michel Ocelot interview by Adam Woodward.

Other notable texts

Articles about



RECIO, L. 2005. Portrait : Michel Ocelot. Court-circuit [online]. 253, [Accessed 2 September 2008]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://www.arte.tv/fr/cinema-fiction/Court-circuit/30-novembre/1035374.html>

http://www.live-mangaverse.net/index.php?post/2010/06/10/FIFA-10-%3A-Making-of-Dragons-et-Princesses Little Prince
11/06/2010 http://www.la-croix.com/Michel-Ocelot---Je-fais-du-cinema-en-relief-mais-du-relief-p/article/2428451/5548 Channel of next Kirikou and film set in Paris

Articles by

OCELOT, M. 2003. Tout sur Kirikou. Paris: Seuil

Interviews with

SIFIANOS, G. 1991. Une technique idéale. Positif. 370, pp.102–104.

Propos extraits de l’interview de Michel Ocelot par Lorenzo Recio pour Court-Circuit (le magazine), octobre 2005.

DALQUIÉ, Delphine. 2008. "Michel Ocelot : Interview." 2008. Fascineshion.com [online]. [Accessed 9 February 2011]. Available from World Wide Web: <http://www.fascineshion.com/en/cinema/michel-ocelot/286>


21/10/2010 http://www.lalsace.fr/fr/article/4003984/Chaque-fois-j-essaie-de-faire-le-plus-beau-film-du-monde.html

Rebecca LEFFLER (2011-01-27). "Rebecca et le sorcier" : Mon interview "animé" avec Michel Ocelot. Premiere.fr [online]. [Accessed 10 February 2011].

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