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A Monster in Paris (2011)

Un monstre à Paris (original title)
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A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer.

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Bibo Bergeron

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Bibo Bergeron (screenplay), Bibo Bergeron (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matthieu Chedid Matthieu Chedid ... Francoeur (voice) (as -M-)
Vanessa Paradis ... Lucille (voice)
Gad Elmaleh ... Raoul (voice)
François Cluzet ... Le préfet Maynott (voice)
Ludivine Sagnier ... Maud (voice)
Julie Ferrier ... Madame Carlotta (voice)
Bruno Salomone Bruno Salomone ... Albert (voice)
Sébastien Desjours Sébastien Desjours ... Emile (voice)
Philippe Peythieu Philippe Peythieu ... Pâté / Le narrateur (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Balaban ... Pâté (voice)
Paul Bandey ... Narrator / Newsman / Policeman / Journalist (voice)
Jodi Forrest Jodi Forrest ... Madame Omelette (voice) (as Jodie Forrest)
David Gasman ... Clerk (voice)
Adam Goldberg ... Raoul (voice)
Matthew Géczy ... Albert (voice)
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Storyline

Paris, 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an over-sized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action violence involving gunplay, and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

12 October 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

A Monster in Paris See more »

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Budget:

€25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Franceur's black coat, hat and red scarf are based on the iconic Ambassadeurs Poster by Parisienne artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec See more »

Goofs

Although the story is set in 1910, the Mayor of Paris is featured. The office of Mayor of Paris was suppressed in 1871, after the 'Commune', and was not restored until 1977. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Wogglebug's Adventure in New York (2017) See more »

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Tour Eiffel infernale
Performed by Patrice Renson
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User Reviews

 
The film which I expected to hate...
2 February 2012 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

Okay, so I wanted to go to the cinema with my little brother, the only problem was that i'd seen most of the films that were on at the time. So we decided to see 'a monster in Paris'. I admit, I didn't expect much from this movie, but I was surprised. Sure, the jokes are not funny and there are some continuity errors, but it was actually a pretty decent movie. It had solid animation, great voice acting and it knocked a couple of hours of my dull day. I found it a little strange how the 'monster' Franceur could sing. This film is certainly better than other foreign animations that made the swap into English, e.g 'Animals united'. You could certainly be dragged to the cinema with a younger family member to much worse films. Plus the singing sections fit in with the movie and were not annoying as hell. In most kid's musical animations the singing is random and the songs are terrible and cheesy. this film has characters that connect with you, even though there's not many. Overall, this film is a great one to watch with the kids, it wouldn't be a bad idea to wait for the DVD though.


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