An altogether beautiful film about a little girl's relationship with a wild fox (and her relationship with, and understanding of, nature on a grander scale), Luc Jacquet's The Fox and the Child (Le renard et l'enfant) plays less like his previous March of the Penguins and more like a completely charming and beautiful fairy tale.
It's a simple film that has a bit more of a narrative structure than March, and is sort of a child's fantasy set in the real world, though that "real world" is mainly limited to the natural world of forests, meadows and caves. TFATC is an elegant love story, and carries an impassioned environmental plea; there is also a plainly told and powerful moral at the end of the film, which would be easy for a child to understand. However, because of the gorgeous cinematography, some amazing "how in the world did they capture that?" wildlife footage, and a sweet innocence in the tale, it is a film that will also appeal to adults.
Those who write this one off as sappy or overly sentimental are doing themselves a disservice - while on the surface the film may seem childish, it is in fact universal, filled with wide-eyed wonder, and contains a message we could all use as a reminder.