We very much enjoyed this non-Western animated experience. It’s not Finding Nemo or Up. Much more low-tech, but every bit as beautiful.
Raised on tales of a Djinn fairy princess, Azur — a young Frenchman — goes to North Africa in search of the spirit, only to discover that his close childhood friend, Asmar — an Arab youth whose mother raised both boys — also seeks the genie. Now the former best friends become rivals as each tries to locate the fantastic Djinn firs, but only one can be successful in their quest. Michel Ocelot directs this family-friendly animated tale.