A Cat in Paris

A Cat in Paris

Dino, the pet cat of young Parisian girl Zoé, spends his days catching mice and curling up by the hearth. By night, though, he accompanies a burglar named Nico across the city's rooftops. When Zoé gets wind of his feline antics, she follows him out, only to fall into the hands of notorious gangster, Victor Costa. 3.1 out of 5 based on 10 reviews
A Cat in Paris

Omniscore:

Certificate PG
Genre Animation
Director Jean-Loup Felicioli Alain Gagnol
Cast Bernadette Lafont, Jean Beniguigui, Oriane Zani Dominique Blanc
Studio Folmage
Release Date April 2012
Running Time 70 mins
 

Dino, the pet cat of young Parisian girl Zoé, spends his days catching mice and curling up by the hearth. By night, though, he accompanies a burglar named Nico across the city's rooftops. When Zoé gets wind of his feline antics, she follows him out, only to fall into the hands of notorious gangster, Victor Costa.

Reviews

Empire Magazine

David Parkinson

Not since Disney's The Aristocats has Paris looked so romantic or mysterious in cartoon form, and the majestic realisation of the city’s evocative architecture and atmospheric use of light and shade ensure this rattling yarn is a visual treat.

02/04/2012

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The Times

Kate Muir

A children’s animation with adult sensibilities.

06/04/2012

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The Observer

Philip French

... likable ...

08/04/2012

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The Sunday Times

Edward Porter

Pleasing, but unexceptional.

08/04/2012

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The Guardian

Andrew Pulver

There's a touch of Hitchcock here, with a visual style that's half Rugrats and half Chagall.

05/04/2012

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The Evening Standard

The Evening Standard

Serge Besset’s jazzy score and some smart dialogue help things along, and the finale atop Notre Dame is quite something.

05/04/2012

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The Financial Times

Nigel Andrews

Then the film becomes heavy with chases. Cops chase crook; owners chase cat; audience chases vanishing charm, though there is something a bit export-made about this charm even at best. Too many Paris rooftops under moonlight; too many shots of that well-known tower presenting its tourist eyeful.

04/04/2012

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Scotland on Sunday

Scotland on Sunday

It’s a slight story but delicately drawn.

01/04/2012

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The Daily Telegraph

Tim Robey

An Oscar nomination was going slightly overboard, but there’s plenty to enjoy in this hand-drawn children’s noir.

05/04/2012

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Time Out

Derek Adams

It looks lovely, its sleazy atmosphere is agreeably stark and its angular characters are imaginatively rendered to evoke the spirit of Picasso – but its story, about a cat with a double life, is silk thin.

05/04/2012

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