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Sylvain Chomet (scenario)
David Freedman (dialogue)
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27 May 1998 (France) See more »
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James Pidgeon ... (voice) (as Jim Pidgeon)
Michoue Sylvain ... (voice)
Andrea Usher-Jones ... (voice)

Directed by
Sylvain Chomet 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sylvain Chomet  scenario
David Freedman  dialogue
Alan Gilbey  dialogue

Produced by
Pascal Blais .... associate producer
Didier Brunner .... executive producer: Europe
Didier Brunner .... producer
Michel Dutheil .... executive producer: Europe
Bernard Lajoie .... executive producer: Canada
Bernard Lajoie .... producer
Jean-Yves Martel .... executive producer: Canada
Colin Rose .... executive producer: BBC
Original Music by
Jean Corti 
Film Editing by
Chantal Colibert 
Hélène Girard 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Denis Roy .... assistant director
Art Department
Sylvain Chomet .... storyboard artist
Nicolas de Crécy .... background artist
Evgeni Tomov .... assistant background artist
Sound Department
Michel B. Bordeleau .... supervising sound editor
Gavin Fernandes .... sound re-recording mixer
Sid Lieberman .... foley artist
Sylvie Masse .... sound editor
Sylvain Richard .... assistant sound editor
Visual Effects by
Eric Bolté .... visual effects coordinator
Denis Roy .... visual effects supervisor
Animation Department
Michel Bernard .... inbetween artist
Michel Carbonneau .... animator (as Carbo)
Mario Carmel .... assistant animator
Sylvain Chomet .... animation director
Sylvain Chomet .... animator
Serge Cicerone .... animator
Nicolas de Crécy .... background artist
Paul Desmarais .... inbetween artist
Christian Dion .... inbetween artist
Alain Dumais .... computer animator
Simon Dupuis .... assistant animator
Marisol Gagnon .... inbetween artist
Gérard T. Goulet .... animator
Jens Hahn .... animator
Daniel LaCroix .... assistant animator (as Daniel J. Lacroix)
Yat Chi Lau .... inbetween artist (as Yatchi-Lau)
Félix Lavallée .... inbetween artist
Pénélope Paicheler .... assistant animator
James Pidgeon .... inbetween artist (as Jim Pidgeon)
Kirk S. Sandiford .... inbetween artist
Joseph Siddiqi .... inbetween artist
Marc Simard .... inbetween artist
Somboun Souannhaphanh .... animator
Michel Therrien .... inbetween artist
Other crew
Claire Dame .... production coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La vieille dame et les pigeons" - Canada (original title)
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France:25 min | UK:21 min | Argentina:25 min

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Miracle of a movie!, 6 August 2011
Author: Maciek Kur from Poland

After "Tripplets of Bellvile" (which is my favorite animated movie of all time) I was hungry for more of Sylvian Chomet unique world...

Thankfully I've soon found "The Old lady and the pigeons"! A movie set in the same universe and with the same charm and grotesque of the "Tripplets". Its short but but it will make you want watch it over and over again (over and over) Its very hard to describe this story without ruining for you as all of movie elements connect together in a wonderful way and story is building in a very oryginal way you never seen beafore. In fact this movie has "oryginal" written all over. Just trust me when I say - if you enjoy Tripplets or have a dark sense of humor you will enjoy this one very much!

WHY THEY Don't MAKE MORE MOVIES LIKE THIS is a riddle to me...

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