Kirikou and the Wild Beasts is a 2005 French animated movie directed by B'n'dicte Galup an Michel Ocelot. It was a multimillion dollar project produced by Didier Brunier, the producer of 'The Triplets of Belleville.' It was a sequel to 'Kirikou and the Sorceress.' While the film was made in France it is based on traditional Western African folk tales and revolves around Kirikou, a young boy born with magical powers and uncanny intelligence. The child must use his power to save his village from the evil Sorceress Karaba, as well as learning how to become a detective a gardener, a pottery maker, a merchant, a traveler and a doctor. The animation and design work is breathtaking, and based on the traditional colors and designs of African textiles and art. It also features a fantastic soundtrack featuring music from famous African musicians such as Youssou N Dour, Rokia Traore, from Mali, and Manu Dibango.