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.
Film Society of Lincoln Center To commemorate her passing, free screenings of Chantal Akerman‘s Jeanne Dielman (on 35mm) and her self-portrait Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman will screen for free on Friday. Hou Hsiao-hsien‘s The Boys from Fengkuei will play on Friday night, with Hou making an appearance. Museum of the Moving Image Frederick Wiseman‘s […]
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