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A dying seagull entrusts her egg to a cat named Zorba, who promises three things: he won't eat the egg, he'll care for the egg, and he'll teach the baby seagull to fly.    

Original Title La gabbianella e il gatto
Italian Title La gabbianella e il gatto
Category Out of competition
Section Premiere
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 78'
Production Year 1998
Nationality Italy
Directed by Enzo D'Alò
Screenplay Enzo D'Alò, Umberto Marino
Original Voices Carlo Verdone, Antonio Albanese, Luis Sepúlveda

 regista enzo d alòENZO D'ALÒ

Director, screenwriter and musician. Enzo d'Alò was born in Naples in 1953. Ranked as one of the leading exponents of European animation, he is among a handful of European authors to show in their curriculum at least five feature animated films successfully released around the world. Since 1980 he has authored several films and videos, not only in animation but also in TV that have led to numerous, prestigious domestic and international awards at film festivals. His films have been both critically acclaimed and achieved commercial success worldwide.
His first success is dated 1996, when La Freccia Azzurra ("The Blue Arrow", David di Donatello for Best Music composed by Paolo Conte; two Silver Ribbons, 1997 Oscar Home Video) was released.
Then he directed La Gabbianella e il Gatto ("Lucky and Zorba"), music by David Rhodes, Real Word by Peter Gabriel; released on Christmas 1998, this film successful beyond expectations at the Italian box office: 1,500,000 tickets sold, 20 billion liras (Silver Ribbon 1999, Audience Award at the Montreal Children's Film Festival 1999). Distributed worldwide, it conquered the American and Asian world, as well.