Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
A Cat in Paris
By day, a pet... By night, a thief!
A thrilling mystery that unfurls in the alleys and on the rooftops of the French capital, Paris, over the course of one adventurous evening.
A Cat in Paris has all of the makings of a truly fantastic and mighty nifty 10 minute long animated short. An appropriately jazzy soundtrack, interesting and inspired (enough anyway) animation and a simplistic but engaging enough story (for 10 minutes), all give off a nice atmosphere and provide for some fun entertainment. Sadly, A Cat in Paris overextends, mercilessly draws out, and blandly makes all charm nullified by struggling out 10 minutes worth of charm into a tedious, grown-inducing and seemingly unending seventy minutes.
The film is a painfully drab 70 minute watch at that, full of repetition, unending scenes and awkward cuts (I'll leave the English voice-over work out of the equation entirely). It feels like nothing but…
Oscar nominated Best Animated Film in 2010. With computer animated movies everywhere these days, it was refreshing to watch a hand drawn animated movie. Story is about a cat thief, a cat, a little girl that does not speak since her dad died, a mom/cop trying to catch the man that killed her husband and a crime lord would killed the husband/dad. Probably a little too intense for my 4 year old...but the 7 year old liked it just fine. Running time of only 62 minutes.
Despite being nominated for an Oscar (in a particularly poor year for animated feature films), A Cat in Paris is undeserving of such attention. Although the film’s charcoal picture book aesthetic is quite charming, if not particularly slick, the art direction is undermined by a truly clunky story that lacks excitement, peril or anything for an audience over the age of five.
Even at 60 minutes the film feels stretched beyond its meagre means. This could have been a sweet little short film but when expanded to feature length it constantly tries the patience thanks to such a simple story that is crudely delivered. The characters are as flat as the animation whilst the English dub is offensive to the ears. Disappointing.
This Academy award nominated animated feature was pretty good. It's a crime story so it probably won't interest a lot of kids, but my 3 year old sat and watched the whole thing because he loves cats. It's only an hour and ten minutes long so it's definitely worth the time.
A whimsical and breezy jaunt through a night of adventure on the rooftops of Paris, with a wry feline as our guide. I often feel that animated film is, in a sense, the purest cinema. It's not real life doctored or staged to produce an artificial image: it's purely artificial image, and because of that, seems to connect effortlessly to our most primal urges for storytelling. I guess I can extrapolate at length about the psychological underpinnings of film, animation, narrative and myth, but the simple fact is, this is short, very enjoyable, and on Netflix streaming. Watch it!
At a brisk 64 minute runtime, A Cat in Paris flies by as a tightly paced and fun animated mystery thriller through the rooftops of Paris in the moonlight. While containing some watered down adult oriented subject matter and violence, this is still a child friendly film that could be enjoyed by the whole family.
Fair warning though that the plot is extremely generic and in some moments cringe worthy. I noticed this and perhaps would have rated it lower if it were not for the other brilliant qualities of the film that held its appeal. The film begins as a tale of two stories, both having a connecting component with the titular cat. As the plot progresses or more…
Task #3: An animated film (1/3)
A Cat in Paris (Une vie de chat)is a 2010 French animated film about a very sophisticated cat, a young girl, a thief and group of thugs. It's supposed to be viewed in French, but the Netflix version that I watched was the dubbed English version.
The film is beautiful to look at. The colors, the whimsical animation, the attention to the simplest of details, just looking at this film will suck you in. Then you add the beautiful simplicity of the storytelling and then the music and you are on a journey.
As I said I watched the English dubbed version and it has the voicing of Marcia…
A Cat in Paris is beautifully animated. It steps away from traditional animation and gives a us a look and feel that is so over the top and fun I can hardly handle its creativity. Its a short feature that I would love to show my kids one day. I could have seen myself watching this hundreds of times as a kid.
Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, 2010: The shadowy animation of this French film about a sly burglar, a young girl, and her wily cat perfectly complements its noir overtones. I'd question calling it a children's film because of a few scenes depicting mob violence and kidnapping. But for those a bit older, the sharp coloring of Paris's rooftops and the fast-paced, hour-long story is a delight.
Interesting film. I enjoyed hearing Spike Spiegel's voice again.
Sencilla pero bastante entretenida, la historia me ha atrapado de principio a fin, le quitaría ese par de momentos surrealistas que no vienen a cuento y el final lo hubiera querido algo mas desarrollado que me parece dejan algunos agujeros.
I liked this. It's a fast-paced animation film set in Paris that follows a cat burglar and a cat on their adventures. It was surprisingly dark in parts, which balanced quite nicely with the light-hearted humor found in some scenes. The animation was unique, I haven't seen anything like it. I think the fluid animation style might not be suitable for everyone, but I warmed up to it after a while. The jazzy musical soundtrack worked really well with the cool Parisian atmosphere in the film. I think both kids and adults could enjoy this film very much. It is good animation.
It was an alright little film. I enjoyed the animation. And it was sort of cute and funny at times. Overall the story just didn't grab me enough. This film is barely 60 minutes long, yet it could've been condensed more. And "A Cat in Paris"? What a misnomer. I didn't feel like the cat was really that vital to the plot. Sure he's in just about every scene, but the stars here are Zoe and Nico. I guess "Zoe and NIco in Paris" didn't have the same ring.
I'm glad to have seen this once, but it's not one I'd watch again.
74. Qué belleza de animación, al igual que la historia, la cual se caracteriza por su sencillez, al mismo tiempo que delicadeza y elegancia. Ps bien francesa. La parte de Notre Dame es excelsa, se ve que estudiaron muy bien el edificio y aprovecharon cuanto espacio pudieron.
Divertida, graciosa y no pierde su ritmo. <3
I hope the cat doesn't eat Remy from Ratatouille
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