The plot of the film has a grandfather telling his grand kids the story of Maki, a young boy who escapes from slave traders, befriends a giraffe (the title character), cross the desert, meet a pirate, and a few other things on a trip that takes him from Africa to Paris.
rest of cast listed alphabetically
Simon Abkarian....Hassan (voice)
François-Xavier Demaison....Malaterre (voice)
Vernon Dobtcheff....Le vieux sage (voice)
Roger Dumas....Charles X (voice)
Ronit Elkabetz....Bouboulina (voice)
Mohamed Fellag....Mahmoud (voice)
Déborah François....Zarafa adulte (voice)
Thierry Frémont....Moreno (voice)
Philippe Morier-Genoud....Saint-Hilaire (voice)
Clara Quilichini....Soula (voice)
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