Today we are going to present you a nice short film called "The lion and the monkey". At first glance, one could think of adapting a fable of Jean de La Fontainebut it is not so. Because if the French poet that we all studied at school wrote a fable that looks like it named "The Lion, the Monkey and the Two Donkeys", it comes straight from the imagination of the host Benoît Feroumont.
This 49-year-old Belgian, known for his comic strip "The kingdom", unveils here a small animated film of 6 minutes recounting the unusual friendship between a lion and a monkey. One day, indeed, a lion seems to save what he takes for a small monkey (We'll admit, however, that he looks strangely like a human). The latter treats the cat with a paw wound and follows a harmonious relationship between the two animals. The rest, we let you discover it!
Difficult not to compare the monkey with the Man. Both from a physical point of view obviously, but also by his character and ability ... never to learn from his mistakes.
Spoiler (do not read if you have not seen the movie)
If no reading guide accompanies the film, to present a particular moral, we logically make reference with the human actions on Nature when we discover that the monkey burned the plain by the discovery of fire (metaphor of technical and technological advancement). And as if that was not enough, he begins to want to apprehend the fire: the lesson was apparently not retained. But as we all know deep inside us ... Nature always ends to resume his rights !
A fable of modern times that, even if it ends rather brutally, did not fail to make us smile and make us reflect. An intelligent short film without being moralistic and that deserves to be shared to make it more known.
Imagined by: Benoît Feroumont