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A Monster in Paris (2011) More at IMDbPro »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. Paris. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Matthieu Chedid ... Francoeur (voice) (as -M-)

Vanessa Paradis ... Lucille (voice)

Gad Elmaleh ... Raoul (voice)

François Cluzet ... Le préfet Maynott (voice)

Ludivine Sagnier ... Maud (voice)

Julie Ferrier ... Madame Carlotta (voice)
Bruno Salomone ... Albert (voice)
Sébastien Desjours ... Emile (voice)
Philippe Peythieu ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bob Balaban ... Pâté (voice: English version)

Paul Bandey ... Narrator / Newsman / Policeman / Journalist (voice: English version)
Jodie Forrest ... Madame Omelette (voice: English version)
David Gasman ... Clerk (voice: English version)

Adam Goldberg ... Raoul (voice: English version)

Matthew Géczy ... Albert (voice: English version)

Jay Harrington ... Emile (voice: English version)

Danny Huston ... Préfet Maynott (voice: English version)
Mirabelle Kirkland ... Florist / Wife (voice: English version)

Sean Lennon ... Francoeur (singing voice: English version)

Catherine O'Hara ... Madame Carlotta (voice: English version)
Allan Wenger ... Husband (voice: English version)

Madeline Zima ... Maud (voice: English version)

Directed by
Bibo Bergeron 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bibo Bergeron 
Stéphane Kazandjian  screenplay

Produced by
Luc Besson .... producer
Olivier Bizet .... line producer
Rémi Burah .... associate producer
Andre Clavel .... line producer
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer
Adrian Politowski .... executive producer
Gilles Waterkeyn .... executive producer
Original Music by
Matthieu Chedid  (as Mathieu Chedid)
Film Editing by
Pascal Chevé 
Nicolas Stretta (co-editor)
Production Design by
François Moret 
Production Management
Sébastien Blanchard .... assistant production manager
Lucie Bolze .... production manager
Marie Castrie .... assistant production manager
Camille Courau .... line production supervisor
Agnès Favard .... assistant production manager
Pauline Gilbert .... post-production manager
Pauline Gilbert .... post-production supervisor
Nicolas Trout .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bertrand Schutz .... first assistant director
Art Department
Antoine Antin .... storyboard artist
François-Xavier Chanioux .... set designer
Sylvain Deboissy .... character designer
Olivier Delabarre .... character designer
Matt Jones .... senior storyboard artist
Carlos Felipe León Ortiz .... chief color designer (as Carlos León)
Habib Louati .... storyboard artist
Christophe Lourdelet .... main character design
Paul Mager .... set designer
Sebastion Piquet .... set designer
Aurélien Predal .... lead color key artist
Neil Ross .... concept artist
Sound Department
Samy Bardet .... sound designer
Samy Bardet .... sound editor
Samy Bardet .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Chevallier .... foley recordist
Blake Collins .... adr mixer
Najib El Yafi .... sound recordist
Jérôme Faurel .... assistant sound editor
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Florian Penot .... assistant foley artist
Nicolas Stretta .... sound editor
Greg Taieb .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Benjamin Deboute .... system administrator
Visual Effects by
Jérôme Arthuis .... database manager
Jean-Louis Autret .... stereo compositor
Julien Bastidon .... visual effects: IT manager
Joris Bergmans .... scene checker
Romain Besnard .... vfx td
Mickael Bethune .... lighting artist
Florence Bichon .... stereo compositor
Vincent Blanqué .... visual effects artist
Peter Boeykens .... lead lighter
Ottaviano Brando .... lighter & compositor
Luca Buonamici .... lighting artist
Florence Cabezon .... surfacing artist
Yannick Castaing .... lead compositor
Rodolphe Chabrier .... stereo supervisor
Rodolphe Chabrier .... stereoscopic conversion
Julien Chandelle .... digital compositor
Vincent Conrardy .... vfx td
Cyril Cosenza .... research and development supervisor
Rudyard Cretenet .... digital compositor
Stephane Daguin .... vfx td
Alexandra Diaz De Cerio .... lead lighting (as Alexandra Díaz de Cerio)
Chiara De Pas .... lighting artist
Christophe Delisle .... facial rigging
Jérôme Dubacq .... IT manager
Nadia Essid .... senior surfacing artist
Sébastien Fernandez .... lead lighting
Sébastien Fernandez .... modeling supervisor
Jerome Fournier .... matte artist supervisor
Damien Fransolet .... vfx td
Marieke Franzen .... texturing artist
Laetitia Gabrielli .... look development artist
David Galante .... modeling supervisor
Maxime Gallois .... lighting artist
Jonathan Germain .... lighting supervisor
Jeremy Geurts .... lighting artist
Laurent Gillet .... visual effects supervisor
Javier González Alonso .... lighting artist
Patrice Gracia .... lighting artist
William Gregoire .... lead lighting
Michel Guillemain .... lead character modeler: pre-production
Nicolas Guiraud .... visual effects artist
Clément Hector .... digital compositor
Christian Hein .... effects technical director
Tristan Hocquet .... digital compositor
Josselin Jallut .... character effects artist
Neil Jouanjean .... digital compositor
Khaled Labidi .... stereoscopic compositor
Karim Lachaize .... vfx/stereo compositing
Remy Lalanne .... software programmer
Emmanuel Larralde .... digital compositor
Emmanuel Larralde .... lighting artist
Remi Larroque .... digital compositor
Remi Larroque .... texture artist
Thierry Lechien .... matte painting artist
Jonathan Lecroart .... lighting artist / vfx td / stereo compositor
Catherine Lee .... matte painter
Thomas Lefebvre .... lead stereoscopic td
Pierre Lopes .... technical director: surfacing
Patrick Louise-Alexandrine .... vfx td
Ahmidou Lyazidi .... CG supervisor: pre-production
Hanne Maes .... stereo compositor
Olivier Martiny .... lighting artist
Oscar Mata .... key lighting artist
Laurent Meste .... vfx td
Matthieu Molina .... lighting artist: compositing
Rodney Musso .... assistant colorist
Halim Negadi .... rigging supervisor
Thierry Nguyen .... senior character modeler: Bibo films
Philippe Palmieri .... cg supervisor
Jelmen Palsterman .... digital compositor
Thibault Pansiot .... prop rigging
Maya Pelle .... digital compositor
Laura Philippe .... matte painter
Girard Pierre-Yves .... rigging and setup artist
Jo Plaete .... visual effects supervisor
Richard Poissant .... vfx td
Maxime Poron .... digital compositor
Carlota Primo .... lighting & compositing artist
Sophie Raia .... production manager: WTD (as Sophia)
Christophe Rodo .... vfx td
Neil Ross .... color script
Valter Sagrillo .... visual effects
Francesco Sansoni .... senior lighter
Laurent Sebile .... key lighting artist
Laurent Sebile .... senior lighter
Denis Tassenoy .... compositing supervisor
Benjamin Tomad .... digital compositor
Gilles Tricoire .... digital compositor
Jon Uriarte .... shading/lighting supervisor
Dave Van Verdegem .... stereo compositor
Nele Vermeylen .... stereo compositor
Mathieu Vierendeel .... stereoscopic executive producer
Dellisse Virginie .... digital compositor
Caroline Voglaire .... digital compositor
Tom Willekens .... lighting artist
Susannah Marie Williams .... fx technical director
Donan Yossi .... stereo compositor
Animation Department
Francesco Alliaud .... layout artist
Salem Arfaoui .... animator
Benoit Bargeton .... animator
Christian Dan Bejarano .... animator
Bart Boirot .... lead animator
Daniel Callaby .... animator
Vincent Caudeville .... character animator
Marie Celaya .... animator
Stéphanie Cot .... background artist
Jonathan del Val .... senior animator
Christophe Delisle .... animator
Martín Esnaola .... senior animator
Bruno Etchepare .... animator
Carolina Fabiani .... animator
Benoit Fournol .... compositing stereo
Christele Jolens .... lead animator
Fabrice Joubert .... animation director
Francois Laurent .... animator
Alexandre Xiaoguang Li .... animator
Stephane Mangin .... lead animator
Zoltan Maros .... character designer
Barth Maunoury .... senior character animator
Mathieu Menard .... animator
Loïc Miermont .... animator
Dominique Monfery .... animator
Boris Plateau .... animator
Gael Sabourin .... animator
Stéphane Sainte-Foi .... character designer
Ludovic Savonnière .... lead animator
Régis Schuller .... pre-viz supervisor
Benjamin Tussiot .... assistant animator
Jean-Paul Tétu .... layout artist
Emmanuel Vergne .... lead animator
Julien Wieser .... layout supervisor
Casting Department
Renato Chiocca .... casting assistant
Editorial Department
Chloé Besomi .... post-production runner
Isabelle Julien .... colorist
Francesco Struffi .... trailer editor :italian version
Music Department
Gautier Carbonneaux .... assistant music mixer
Nicolas Charron .... orchestrator
Jérôme Devoise .... music mixer
Alexandre Mahout .... music supervisor
Sylvain Morizet .... score preparation
Anne-Sophie Versnaeyen .... score preparation
Other crew
Tommaso Cennamo .... publicist
Romuald Drault .... production accountant supervisor
Martin Metz .... production executive
Jeremie Passerin .... developer: Animation and Rigging tools
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive
Anne Berger .... production support executive (uncredited)
Jeremy Burdek .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Un monstre à Paris" - France (original title)
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Rated PG for some action violence involving gunplay, and mild rude humor
90 min
Color | Black and White (some sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
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The score was composed and performed by Sean Lennon.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Truly remarkable, there is no other word for it, 14 May 2012
Author: Alex Vojacek from San Luis, Argentina

When I started watching this movie with my kids, the first thing I notice was how simply the rendering really was, comparing this with Kung Fu Panda 2 is like comparing a 3D movie with a 2D movie. When the movie started developing it's characters and story it completely transformed my view of the movie.

Just in the first 30 minutes, this movie completely surpassed Hollywood craps like Kung Fu panda 2 that only relies on spectacular FX to get away with not presenting creative ideas.

This movie is simply stunning, so much detailed and heart was put into developing it's characters and their relations to their way of life. This movie is more about our human nature than it is about monsters, truly remarkable accomplishment.

When you think you're watching a simply kid's movie you're actually watching a multi-layered work of art and art is what truly excels at this one!

The movie truly shines in the art and visual styles, as much as it shines in the music department.

If there is something worth mentioning about it's negative side is that there's not enough music in the movie, the "monster" which is a music artist really was asking for a lot more presence on scene showing his talents, rather than running away from people but, this is the way movie is developed and it is for a reason.

A monster in Paris reflects our inner fears with what we perceived as "different" and how each one behaves in the presence of something different, some people will try to take advantage of the situation for personal gain and some will put their prejudices aside and show their unconditional love.

Ultimately, this movie is adorable, the only thing I would change is the last pursuit scene, it's too long for my taste but it's not easily predictable and that accounts for the superb tension that it's created, hopefully the movie ends in a right note.

This nice animated movie will surely touch your heart and is a remarkable work of art with a sense of justice and a lot of courage to show exactly how humans behave and what kind of traits we have in our hearts. A movie about values, friendship, music, art and with much heart in it.

Once again, the rest of the world shows Hollywood that movies CAN be made with a nice script and characters we care for instead of bombarding our senses with FX, FX and more FX.

A sure bet to all the family, 8 out of 10.

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