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Manou The Swift is german 2019 computer-animated movie.

Summary Edit

"The little swift Manou grows up believing he's a seagull. Learning to fly he finds out he never will be. Shocked, he runs away from home. He meets birds of his own species and finds out who he really is. When both seagulls and swifts face a dangerous threat, Manou becomes the hero of the day."

Plot Edit

One night Manou (Josh Keaton) fails to guard the eggs and surrenders one to the rats. The seagulls are outraged and Manou is expelled from home. Utterly disappointed he retreats and stumbles across a funny guinea fowl who cannot fly but turns out to be a deep-rooted pal. He checks out the “Swift Way” with his new buddies Yusuf and Poncho when he meets Kalifa (Cassandra Steen),a stunnin' lady swift. Suddenly he is struck by an entangling flirt on top of all other troubles. Stakes are high as rats hijack swift eggs and a big storm threatens the seagulls.When seagulls and swifts are in the dangerous threat,it's up to Manou & his swift pals to save them.

Producers Edit

Script to "Manou" was written by Axel Melzener, Phil Parker, Andrea Block and Christian Haas. Also the movie was directed by Block and Haas.

Cast Edit

Release Dates Edit

  • Bulgaria - 25 January 2019
  • Germany - 28 February 2019
  • Mexico - 15 March 2019
  • Kuwait and Lebanon - 21 March 2019
  • Poland - 5 April 2019
  • Uruguay - 11 April 2019
  • Peru - 18 April 2019
  • South Korea - 1 May 2019
  • Colombia - 2 May 2019
  • Hungary - 2 May 2019
  • Romania - 3 May 2019
  • Netherlands - 12 June 2019
  • France - 3 July 2019
  • UK - 26 July 2019
  • Norway - 2 August 2019

Also Known As Edit

  • Bulgaria - Ману бързолета
  • France - Manou à l'école des goélands
  • Germany - Manou - Flieg Flink!
  • Hungary - Manu, a legsirályabb fecske
  • Mexico - Pajaritos a volar
  • Netherlands (dubbed version) - Manou op de meeuwenschool
  • Poland - Manu Bądź Sobą
  • Norway - Mio - Eventyr i Middelhavet
  • Peru - Pajaritos a volar
  • Romania - Manou - Aventuri în zbor
  • Serbia - Manu Munja
  • Spain - Manou
  • UK - Birds of a Feather
  • Uruguay (dubbed version) - Pajaritos a volar

Music Edit

Most of the songs are instrumental tracks and were composed by Frank Schreiber, Steffen Wick and Simon Detel. There are also two vocal songs, one performed by Cassandra Steen which is called "Fly With Me" and one called "Particles" by PIANO PARTICLES. 

Trivias Edit

  • Despite first teaser of the movie was released in November 2016 and overall it supposed to have a worldwide premiere in 2017, "Manou" have been produced until December 2018 and premiered in 2019.
  • There is a movie that have similar plot to "Manou The Swift". This movie is called "Richard The Stork" and it's a german production too. Creators of "Manou" posted on Facebook that despite this both movies are two different ones.
  • Despite the movie had polish premiere in 5th of April, creators didn't know about it until 11th day of that month.
  • One of people who promoted the movie during cinema premiere was winner of 2018's Junior Eurovision Song Contest called Roksana Węgiel. Her "Anyone I Want To Be" have been used in polish trailer of the movie.
  • Before premiere in german cinemas creators of the movie uploaded several short behind the scenes videos.
  • During production there were several articles about movie, especially about style of graphis.
  • So far official soundtrack of the movie is available only on Soundcloud.
  • The movie seems to take place in Nice, France between the 60s due to how the structures and the lack of technology are seen.
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