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A Monster in Paris (2011)

Un monstre à Paris (original title)
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A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer.



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Credited cast:
Matthieu Chedid ...
Francoeur (voice) (as -M-)
Lucille (voice)
Raoul (voice)
Le préfet Maynott (voice)
Maud (voice)
Madame Carlotta (voice)
Bruno Salomone ...
Albert (voice)
Sébastien Desjours ...
Emile (voice)
Philippe Peythieu ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pâté (voice)
Narrator / Newsman / Policeman / Journalist (voice)
Jodie Forrest ...
Madame Omelette (voice)
David Gasman ...
Clerk (voice)
Raoul (voice)
Albert (voice)


Paris, 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster, who turns out to be an over-sized but harmless flea, from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some action violence involving gunplay, and mild rude humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

12 October 2011 (France)  »

Also Known As:

A Monster in Paris  »

Box Office


€25,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Franceur's black coat, hat and red scarf are based on the iconic Ambassadeurs Poster by Parisienne artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec See more »


Referenced in The Wogglebug's Adventure in New York (2017) See more »

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User Reviews

The film which I expected to hate...
2 February 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, so I wanted to go to the cinema with my little brother, the only problem was that i'd seen most of the films that were on at the time. So we decided to see 'a monster in Paris'. I admit, I didn't expect much from this movie, but I was surprised. Sure, the jokes are not funny and there are some continuity errors, but it was actually a pretty decent movie. It had solid animation, great voice acting and it knocked a couple of hours of my dull day. I found it a little strange how the 'monster' Franceur could sing. This film is certainly better than other foreign animations that made the swap into English, e.g 'Animals united'. You could certainly be dragged to the cinema with a younger family member to much worse films. Plus the singing sections fit in with the movie and were not annoying as hell. In most kid's musical animations the singing is random and the songs are terrible and cheesy. this film has characters that connect with you, even though there's not many. Overall, this film is a great one to watch with the kids, it wouldn't be a bad idea to wait for the DVD though.

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