Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol
(2010, France / Belgium, 70 mins)
There’s a cat burglar in this gorgeously rendered animated feature… There is also a cat, Dino, who leads a double life: By day, he curls up, purring, alongside little Zoe, who lives with her mother in a sun-speckled apartment. But when darkness falls, the frisky feline leaps from the window, dances across a long wall, and heads for the attic garret of Nico, an acrobatic thief. Together, the cat and the cat burglar make off with cash, jewels, art. The animators use color and line exquisitely and the story is engaging and exciting, a caper that appeals to both children and adults. Chases and abductions, a visit to the zoo, and a climactic face-off amid the gargoyles and towering spires of the cathedral of Notre Dame ensue. A Cat in Paris is thrilling, and a thrilling example of traditional ink and paint cartooning. (Steven Rea)
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