Angel is a selfish, abusive, morally bankrupt man who hangs out as his local bar, berating the other patrons. One day, Angel mysteriously wakes up with a pair of wings on his back. The ... See full summary »
Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes Captain and his crew from the shores of Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.
A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.
Fantasy comedy about young Ronal who lives in a barbarian village. Ronal is weak, skinny and doesn't have the usual barbarian traits like everyone else and therefore is considered a ... See full summary »
Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.
A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete. Three kinds of characters live in this painting: the Toupins, who ... See full summary »
Details the story of a dying breed of stage entertainer whose thunder is being stolen by emerging rock stars. Forced to accept increasingly obscure assignments in fringe theaters, garden parties and bars, he meets a young fan who changes his life forever. Written by
Setting of Tati's original script was Prague, but Sylvain Chomet moved it to Edinburgh, where he lives and has his animation studio. See more »
Taxis shown in London and Edinburgh are the FX4 type common from 1958 to the present day. However, the design of the rear lights being a long oval, which in real life include the rear direction indicators, was not introduced until 1968. At the time of the film's setting the rear lights were small red units, roughly pyramid-shaped, and the direction indicators were situated on the roof of the car (and stuck out, like 'ears'). See more »
At the end of the final credits, there's a short bonus scene. See more »
All my scepticism was futile, thank God! This animated charmer really oozes Tati's peculiar brand of character comedy from every single pore.
Yes, the story is more sentimental and streamlined than the master's original efforts, but Tati's central issues (such as old-fashioned life-styles and values confronted by modern technology), his eye for detail, his pleasantly reserved humanity and his wonderful sense for comedic timing and subtle gags are all left intact by the careful makers of this gem. And the rendering of the Hulot character with all his distinctive mannerisms is a joy to behold.
Plus, it's good to see beautiful hand-drawn animation for a change (with sparse use of CGI techniques.)
8 out of 10 querulous white rabbits
57 of 76 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?