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17 Ratings

The Thieving Magpie

La Gazza ladra sinfonia

Italy, 1965
Animation, Short


After fighting with each other for a hundred years, three powerful kings decide to make a pact and instead launch a war against birds. Not a good idea! A very feisty magpie is going to punish them and save the day.

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The Thieving Magpie Directed by Giulio Gianini, Emanuele Luzzati

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1966 | Nominee: Best Short Subject, Cartoons

Melbourne International Film Festival

1965 | Winner: Grand Prix

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