NOMINATED FOR 2011 ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM.
From Folimage, the animation studio behind Mia & the Migoo and Raining Cats and Frogs, comes a beautifully hand-drawn caper set in the shadow-drenched alleyways of Paris.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 is a warm and richly humorous love letter to classic noir films and the stylized wit of the Pink Panther cartoons – and Dino, the literal cat burglar, manages to steal the show with little more than a subtle swish of the tail and quiet mew.
"Sublime! Beautifully drawn! Breathtaking! Rich with film references (Reservoir Dogs and Goodfellas among them), A Cat in Paris is a stylish celebration of storytelling" --Boston Globe
"Wonderful, sophisticated fun! Take kids on the adventure of a lifetime!" --San Francisco Chronicle
"With its graceful fluidity and feline swiftness, A Cat in Paris is a symphony of music and colors." --Le Monde"
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
- Nominated, 2012 Academy Awards, Best Animated Feature Film
- Nominated, 2012 Annie Awards, Best Animated Feature
- Nominated, 2011 European Film Awards, Best Animated Film
- Audience Award, 2011 Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
- Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
- New York International Children's Film Festival
- Annecy International Animated Film Festival, France
- Seattle International Film Festival
ABOUT THE DIRECTORS
Alain Gagnol: born in Roanne on May 13, 1967, he attended Ecole Emile Cohl in Lyon, where he studied anima- tion and design. He has written several novels and has worked for Folimage Animation Studio since 1988.
Jean-Loup Felicioli: born in Albertville on July 18, 1960, he attended art schools in Annecy, Strasbourg, Perpignan and Valence. He has worked as a graphic artist for Folimage since 1987.