BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
"Rich with film references (Reservoir Dogs and Goodfellas
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
"CHARMING! BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED!"
- Animation Magazine
"WONDROUS TO BEHOLD!"
I found myself mesmerized by Cat''s lovely storybook-like
animation, and Nico''s delightful serpentine mode of motion."
With its graceful fluidity and feline swiftness, A Cat in Paris
a symphony of music and colors!"
- Le Monde
A Cat in Paris is a gem, a treat not to be missed by children
or their parents (or animation-loving adults without kids). The
graphic style is crisp, flat, and bright, their characters rendered
with linework recalling the Matisse and Picasso of ''30s Paris.
Lonely little Zoe has an affectionate pet cat named Dino. When she
goes to bed at night, Dino bounds across the moonlit rooftops,
leading the honorable, rubbery-armed burglar Nico to the loot. One
such outing leads to a nest of gangsters - more comic than truly
scary - connected with the death of Zoe''s father. But no more plot:
The almond eyes, the sailor pants and tiny feet, the sun-washed
checkerboard kitchen floors, the soundtrack strains of Billie and
Django - all create a storybook Paris of the imagination, of the
- Seattle Weekly
An enjoyable amuse-bouche that employs all the standards of the
cats-in-Paris meme: Billie Holiday warbling on the soundtrack, a
dashingly heroic antihero who scales the rooftops as if he studied
parkour under Spider-Man, and the titular untamable black cat
who serves as his partner in crime. Complete with a climactic
Hitchcockian set piece on the rooftops of Notre Dame Cathedral, A
Cat in Paris has a refreshingly angular and graphic, almost
- San Francisco Bay Guardian
"THE CITY OF LIGHTS HAS RARELY LOOKED AS BEAUTIFUL
ON THE BIG SCREEN AS IT DOES HERE!"
A thoroughly charming film with genuine heart and just enough
attitude! The hand-drawn A Cat in Paris is a wonderful
antidote for the mass-produced computer animation constantly dumped
into multiplexes. If Toulouse Lautrec were resurrected to craft an
animated film, he would probably look up Gagnol and Felicioli.
Though produced with young viewers in mind, the romantic urban
backdrops, the hat-tips to film noir, and the jazz-influenced
soundtrack will keep adults quite engaged."
- The Epoch Times
for Oscar. Another 2 nominations
A thrilling mystery that unfurls in the alleys and on the rooftops
of the French capital, Paris, over the course of one adventurous
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 cats
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.