The Thieving magpie = La Gazza ladra

India, 1967

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An Italian cartoon based on an original fairy tale, inspired by Rossini’s lively overture, La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie), and by the personality of a pet magpie that had lived in the Gianini home for many years. The cartoon depicts a pageant of medieval knights whose grand procession is reduced to havoc by one insolent bird who would rather steal crowns than dodge arrows. No commentary, music only.

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Universal Education and Visual Arts


Emanuele Luzzati

Giulio Gianini



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