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Tales for All, in french Conte pour Tous, is a long-running series of French-Canadian children and young adult films by producer Rock Demers. Most of the films are unrelated to one another, with only two of them (The Dog who Stopped the War and Tommy Tricker and the Traveling Stamp) getting an actual sequel. In general the movies in the series tend to feature one form or another of coming of age story.

The movies have enjoyed varied reception, ranging from forgettable to excellent; some of the earlier films are considered cult classics in Quebec (and the very first of them, The Dog Who Stopped the War/La Guerre des Tuques, is not so much a cult-classic as a generation-defining film).

The series includes (so far) over twenty films: the full list can be found on that other wiki.

Tropes used in Tales for All include:


  • Character as Himself: (the "celebrity as himself" variety) Vincent and Me, centered on Vincent van Gogh, featured the last person to have known van Gogh alive, Jeanne Calment, played by the very real Jeanne Calment, then 114 years old.
  • Children Are Innocent: Subverted in The Dog Who Stopped the War. Their ongoing snowball war reveals the not-so-nice side of the involved children, and while their coming of age doesn't make them innocent, it does bring out their better qualities.
  • Cult Classic: Many of the earlier films, among French-Quebecers.
  • Death by Newbery Medal: The Dog Who Stopped the War. Guess how?
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: The kid performing in the mall talent show in Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller is a 14-year-old Rufus Wainwright.
  • Memetic Mutation: "La guerre, la guerre, c'est pas une raison pour se faire du mal!" ("War, war, that's no reason to hurt one another.", a line from The Dog Who Stopped the War, was used as a rallying cry of the Anti-War movement in Quebec twenty years later.
  • Sequelitis: Largely averted, as the series is mostly made up of entirely different stories with entirely different casts. Played straight with The Hidden Fortress (sequel to The Dog Who Stopped the War), and The Return of Tommy Tricker (sequel to Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller).
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