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HOUBA! On the Trail of the Marsupilami (2012)
"Sur la piste du Marsupilami" (original title)

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When reporter Dan Geraldo (Alain Chabat) arrives in Palombia to hunt for a scoop, he never suspects that he is about to make an incredible discovery... With his resourceful local guide ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pablito Camaron
Dan Geraldo
Fred Testot ...
Hermoso vieux / Hermoso jeune
Général Pochero
Géraldine Nakache ...
Reine Paya
Patrick Timsit ...
Clarisse Iris
Bolo (as The Great Khali)
Jacques Weber ...
Papa Dan
Jade Nuckcheddy ...
Erika Carlsson ...
Femme touriste
Julian Sedgwick ...
Edward, le touriste
Bruno Agustin Cid Sanchez ...
Enfant Pablito
Fausto Leon Alandia ...
Enfant Pablito


When reporter Dan Geraldo (Alain Chabat) arrives in Palombia to hunt for a scoop, he never suspects that he is about to make an incredible discovery... With his resourceful local guide Pablito (Jamel Debbouze), Dan has one surprise after another during a thrilling adventure that allows him to bring the world some spectacular news: the Marsupilami, a mythical and mischievous animal, really does exist! You too will believe in furry tails! Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

4 April 2012 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Auf den Spuren des Marsupilami  »

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2.35 : 1
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Ou pas Ou pas (Or not Or not) (screen)
25 May 2012 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

Well, i don't know if it's a bad movie or not.

If you ask my 6 years old nephews, they didn't like it because it was complicated and not too really funny.

I agree with them: the part about the prophecy isn't really clear and Chabat is boring when he tries to make laugh with private jokes (here, Celine Dion). In addition, there's too much useless characters thus too much thin stories. For example, Geraldine is maybe sweet but her character is transparent here. In fact, it's too scripted for a comedy.

On the other hand, Chabat is a great actor and his portraying of this goofy reporter is fun. Debouze, Wilson are boring as usual but they are watchable as they stand for punching bag. Fred is excellent as a pseudo dictator and proves another time that he can play anyone.

As for Marsu, the movie decides to film it in his native jungle. It's faithful to the comics and it's exotic.

In conclusion, maybe it's a disappointment for those who waited a crazy frenzy as "Gremlins" but it's not a wasted time also.

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