Nominated for the Best Animated Academy Award this year there was the eventual winner Rango, Puss In Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2 and than those two “other movies” that the audience never heard of. Well, it’s looking like those outliers may just be vastly superior the majority of the batch, as these things normally work out. Fernando Trueba, the director of one of the films, Chico and Rita, is already planning his follow-up, a film titled Tenorio, which follows the Brazilian pianist.
Then we have A Cat In Paris, which is getting a US release next month, complete with an English-dub and a new theatrical trailer. Coming from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the film takes on the wonderful method of hand-drawn animation, with looks to incorporate some stunning set designs with an German expression style. Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston and Matthew Modine provide the voices for this dub and you can see the trailer below via Apple.
Dino is a pet cat that leads a double life. By day he lives with Zoe, a little mute girl whose mother, Jeanne, is a detective in the Parisian police force. But at night he sneaks out the window to work with Nico–a slinky cat burglar with a big heart, whose fluid movements are poetry in motion–as he evades captors and slips and swishes from rooftop to rooftop across the Paris skyline. The cat’s two worlds collide when young Zoe decides to follow Dino on his nocturnal adventures–and falls into the hands of Victor Costa, a blustery gangster planning the theft of a rare statue. Now cat and cat burglar must team up to save Zoe from the bumbling thieves, leading to a thrilling acrobatic finale on top of Notre Dame.
A Cat in Paris hits theaters on June 1st, 2012.
With this year’s Cannes Film Festival halfway done, one of the clear highlights is Coens‘ 1960′s-set folk music tale Inside Llewyn Davis. Profiling a down on his luck musician (Oscar Isaac), whose natural talent indicates he is destined for success, the film is a vivid portrait of what it means to be a starving artist. In [...]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, staff writer Danny King, associate editor Nick Newman and I review J.J. Abram‘s new entry in his flagship franchise, Star Trek Into Darkness. Before that, though, we run down our top 3 most-anticipated films of the Cannes Film Festival. Finally, we take a look at the [...]
There is truly something magical when you combine the French Riviera, the global film market and thousands of hungry filmgoers and critics. The end result is what has come to be known as the most prestigious film festival in the world, the Cannes Film Festival, currently in its 66th iteration. This is my third year [...]
The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any other bits related to classic or independent cinema. If you have any suggestions, feel free to e-mail in or tweet to @TheFilmStage. Check out the rundown below. Above, an unused Taxi Driver poster made for SpokeArt’s Martin [...]
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