Capucine tells a captivating tale
November 16, 2008 7:04 PM   Subscribe

Once Upon a Time - a filmed fairy tale starring baby monkeys lost in frightening trees, a witch, crocodiles, a tiger, a "popotamus" and a lion, and even a "tremendously very bad mammoth." (In French, English subtitles)
posted by madamjujujive (12 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
I just gathered the neighbors and my girlfriend all around to watch this and we have decided it's one of the most adorable things we've ever seen. Thanks!
posted by Brainy at 7:17 PM on November 16, 2008

Saw this. deeply cute.
posted by leotrotsky at 7:26 PM on November 16, 2008

Those incredible big brown eyes with yards of eyelashes. What a great story teller she is! I like the way she incorporates pretty much her entire, and really quite huge, vocabulary into one story, from chicken pox to orange rings, heaven, talons in such a wonderful, entertaining 4 minute epic.

"and the hippopotamus was allergic to magic". aww. A world blurred with kisses.

Hearing her delectable child's French reminded me of that wonderful film, Être et avoir (2002).

A charming Sunday night bonbon. Merci madamjujujive.
posted by nickyskye at 7:35 PM on November 16, 2008 [2 favorites]

Man I almost posted this instead of John Prine this afternoon.

I'm not a cute-loving person, it's more the awesome creativity of the ramble.

It's funny how a kid's story doesn't have any need for a plot, just they saw this and then there was a this other thing there. It's mostly a list of amazing fantastic exciting wonderful scary immense WORDS.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 7:38 PM on November 16, 2008

Damn, this video is almost as good as her earlier Too much candy
posted by blasdelf at 7:50 PM on November 16, 2008 [3 favorites]

trop mignon.
posted by Solon and Thanks at 8:14 PM on November 16, 2008

If that girl were in her fifties and drunk this video would be very different.
posted by munchingzombie at 9:06 PM on November 16, 2008

Man I almost posted this instead of John Prine this afternoon.

Post John Prine telling this story, and I can assure you I'll never favourite a post more vigourously.
posted by gompa at 9:21 PM on November 16, 2008 [1 favorite]

posted by creeky at 1:37 AM on November 17, 2008

I guess I shouldn't be so amazed, considering French is this girl's primary language and she started to learn about its intricacies early on, but "Des boîtes avec des ... des animaux" made me smile, She pieced that sentence together, and her brain figured out that the S in des needed to hitch a ride with the A in animaux.
posted by emelenjr at 3:49 AM on November 17, 2008

This was really great, thanks!
posted by schyler523 at 7:03 AM on November 17, 2008

Aww, that was beautiful.
posted by amarie at 12:17 AM on November 18, 2008

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