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  (in credits order)

Lauren Bacall ... Madame Lacroque (voice)

Jason Alexander ... Uncle Horst / Henri (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alex Hood ... Pepito (voice)

Andrea Libman ... Madeline

Christopher Plummer ... Narrator (voice)
Stevie Vallance ... Miss Clavel (as Louise Vallance)

Directed by
Stan Phillips 
Marija Miletic Dail (co-director)
Produced by
Saul Cooper .... executive producer
Riley Kathryn Ellis .... producer
Andy Heyward .... executive producer
Ninette Kohley .... associate producer
Pancho Kohner .... executive producer
Robby London .... executive producer
Michael Maliani .... executive producer
Stan Phillips .... producer
Original Music by
Andy Street 
Art Department
Rick Law .... illustrator
Sound Department
Rita Kedineoglu .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephen P. Robinson .... sound effects editor
Debby VanPoucke .... sound supervisor
Animation Department
Sandy Kopitopoulos .... main character designer
Sandy Kopitopoulos .... overseas animation director
Casting Department
Marsha Goodman .... voice casting (as Marsha Goodman Einstein)
Paul F. Quinn .... voice casting
Music Department
Robert Anderson .... music assistant
John Mortarotti .... music editor
Andy Street .... conductor
Other crew
Marsha Goodman .... voice director (as Marsha Goodman Einstein)
Jessica Grant .... talent coordinator
Lisa Schaffer .... talent coordinator

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The last film that Pancho Kohner producedSee more »
Continuity: When Miss Clavel says goodnight to girls when there is a thunderstorm, the light-switch plate near the door changes from blue to brown.See more »
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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not bad animated film, awful songs though, 16 February 2003
Author: Richard Wright from Wellingborough, England

O.K here's a quick summary of the plot: Madeline is an orphan. She is a good girl but one always seems to end up in some sort of trouble because of her tomboy-ish nature. She lives in a home in France with 11 other little girls who walk in straight lines and tend to say everything in unison. They are looked after by a kind-hearted nun(?) and have an abnormally smart dog. Other characters include the somewhat dim-witted governor of the house and the son of the Spanish Ambassador who lives next door with his father and seems to hold a torch for Madeline. This was originally a book that was a favourite for females in the 5-8 bracket, before becoming an animated series from which this film is derived from.

To start with, the animation is a huge improvement from the TV programme, with bright colours and some actual movement in the background. Madeline and her friends are pretty simplisticly drawn, but the art does it's purpose and does not claim to be Toy Story quality. The voiceovers are typically in English but done in French accents: how these people who were born and bred in France are fluent in English is not explained, neither is why they never use their native tongue (They write in it a couple of times) but it sounds amusing nontheless, with Lauren Bacall the undoubted highlight playing the very bald villianess.

The storyline gets pretty frenetic at times, but not so much that young minds will get lost in it. There are some pretty scary moments involving a child abduction and threats made with a pair of scissors, but nothing that should unduly concern any parent of a child of school going age. However, the songs in the film are absolutely dreadful, with forced rhymes and twee lyrics a common factor: don't expect the accompaning soundtrack album to exactly sell out in the shops. A good idea to praise the inventor of the mute switch, methinks. Aside from that, they are a couple of moments for grown-ups in the movie, like when a police artist does a Picasso rather than what he is instructed to do, but such parts are rare and mostly this is a kid-only enterprise.

Basically this is an ideal babysitter for the sprogs when Mum and Dad are busy round the house, but anybody over the age of 10 will probably quickly tire of it any go off to do something more interesting. By all means watch it with your young un's, but don't be surprised if you nod off after half an hour. There are certain cartoon films out there designed for all the family and people of all ages, like Shrek and Ice Age. This is not one of them.


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