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Director:
Writers:
Sylvain Chomet (scenario)
David Freedman (dialogue)
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Release Date:
27 May 1998 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A starving gendarme, wasting away from hunger, is reduced to grabbing castoff snacks from fat American tourists... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 8 wins & 2 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Didier Brunner Steps Down as President of Les Armateurs
 (From Variety - Film News. 19 February 2014, 3:09 AM, PST)

The films of Sylvain Chomet
 (From Den of Geek. 18 September 2013, 2:11 AM, PDT)

An Animation Quintet
 (From Twitch. 15 December 2009, 11:00 AM, PST)

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"They eat weird stuff, like horse. And donkey. And goat's cheese!" See more (7 total) »

Cast

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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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Runtime:
France:25 min | UK:21 min | Argentina:25 min
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Referenced in The Illusionist (2010)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
"They eat weird stuff, like horse. And donkey. And goat's cheese!", 30 December 1999
Author: Monkey Bastard from Fansåtrist, Snuttakudde

An absolutely splendid French short about a (to say the least) starving gendarme who discovers a lady feeding pigeons in the park and dresses up like a pigeon in a desperate attempt to get food. Strange indeed. Very nicely done, it really captures the atmosphere of Paris. Great animation, odd story, and the fat American tourists are just too damn funny.

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