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Release Date:
23 November 2011 (France) See more »
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Break on through to the other side.
Plot:
A château, flowering gardens, a threatening forest, here is what, for mysterious reasons, a Painter has left incomplete... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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One of the most original animated concepts EVER! See more (10 total) »

Cast

 
Jean Barney ... (voice)
Chloé Berthier ... (voice)

JB Blanc ... The Painter / Venice Painter (voice: English version)

Steve Blum ... Self-Portrait (voice: English version)
Julien Bouanich ... (voice)

Colin DePaula ... Gum (voice: English version)
Serge Faliu ... (voice)
Jason Griffith ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Thierry Jahn ... (voice)

Christopher Kromer ... Gray Morgen (voice: English version)
Jean-François Laguionie ... (voice)
Adrien Larmande ... (voice)
Gary Littman ... (voice: English version)
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn ... Florence (voice: English version)
Kamali Minter ... Lola (voice: English version)
Dave B. Mitchell ... Pierrot / Grim Reaper (voice: English version)
Jessica Monceau ... (voice)

Colleen O'Shaughnessey ... Harlequin (voice: English version)
Vinnie Penna ... Quill (voice: English version)
Jeremy Prevost ... (voice)

Eden Riegel ... Claire (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Silhouette (voice: English version)
Jacques Roehrich ... (voice)
Céline Ronté ... (voice)
Magali Rosenzweig ... (voice)
Thomas Sagols ... (voice)

Erica Schroeder ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)

Stephanie Sheh ... Additional Voice (voice: English version)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Ramo (voice: English version)
Rebecca Soler ... (voice: English version)

Spike Spencer ... Magenta (voice: English version)
Veronica Taylor ... (voice: English version)
Marc Thompson ... The Great Chandelier (voice: English version)
Michel Vigne ... (voice)

Directed by
Jean-François Laguionie 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jean-François Laguionie 
Anik Leray 
Stephanie Sheh  english adaptation

Produced by
Eric Beckman .... producer (english version)
Jeremy Burdek .... executive producer
Jason Chan .... producer (english version)
Armelle Glorennec .... executive producer
Armelle Glorennec .... producer
Eric Jacquot .... executive producer
Eric Jacquot .... producer
David Jesteadt .... producer (english version)
Nadia Khamlichi .... executive producer
Christophe Louis .... associate producer
Christophe Louis .... executive producer
Adrian Politowski .... co-producer
Stephanie Sheh .... producer (english version)
Michael Sinterniklaas .... producer (english version)
Anna Takayama .... producer (english version)
Gilles Waterkeyn .... co-producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Pascal Le Pennec 
 
Makeup Department
Anne Moralis .... beards and mustaches
 
Production Management
Nathalie Becker .... post-production supervisor
Camille Gérard .... production manager
Carine Néant .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rémi Chayé .... assistant director
Frédéric Roullier-Gall .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Julien Bisaro .... art graphic designer
Rémi Chayé .... art graphic designer
Jean-François Laguionie .... art graphic designer
Jean Palenstkin .... art graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Sébastien Ariaux .... sound re-recording mixer
Nils Fauth .... sound re-recording mixer
Alexandre Fleurant .... sound designer
Alexandre Fleurant .... supervising sound editor
Sebastien Marquilly .... sound designer
Sebastien Marquilly .... sound editor
Julien Mizac .... sound designer
Julien Mizac .... sound editor
Seydoux Raphael .... dialogue recordist
Piste Rouge .... sound: studio
Bruno Seznec .... sound studio manager
Bruno Seznec .... sound supervisor
Christine Seznec .... voice recording supervisor
Michael Sinterniklaas .... adr mixing: english version
Michael Sinterniklaas .... adr recording: english version
 
Visual Effects by
Fabien Dumas .... cg artist
Antoine Jannic .... digital modeler (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Guido Canali .... animator
Lionel Chauvin .... animation director
Lionel Chauvin .... layout artist 3d
Rémi Chayé .... layout artist 2d
Agnès Chevreau .... animator
Koen De Koninck .... animator
Oskar De Ryckers .... animator
Joan Delmont .... animator
Thomas Enjalbert .... animator
Jérôme Ernoult .... animator
Nicolas Fong .... animator
Dominque Gantois .... animator
Benoit Garnier .... animator
Mathieu Grasset .... animator
Joachim Henrard .... animator
Hilere .... animation supervisor
Denis Huneau .... animator
Marie Moet .... animator
Telmann Morina .... layout artist 2d
Emiel Penders .... animator
Nicolas Pochet .... animator
Thierry Rouquet .... layout artist 3d
Nicolas Sainte-Rose .... animator
Mathieu Vasseur .... clothing animator
Patrick Huo Yung .... animator
 
Casting Department
Stephanie Sheh .... casting (english version)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gaëtane Paulus .... costumer
 
Music Department
Pascal Le Pennec .... composer: theme music
 
Other crew
Pierre Philippe Hendrickx .... legal advisor: Belgium
Chance Huskey .... production assistant: english version
Martin Metz .... production executive
Iwona Sellers .... production executive
Bastien Sirodot .... production executive
Kevin Koeniger .... production & financing coordinator (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Le tableau" - France (original title)
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France:76 min
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Netherlands:6 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:0 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:0 (canton of Vaud)
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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
One of the most original animated concepts EVER!, 5 January 2013

For the past two years, animated films have seemed to take a dive in both quality and execution. The narrative structure taken in some of the films like Pixar's Brave and Dreamworks' Rise of the Guardians sound good on paper but when formally implemented onto the screen, many are left wanting more. In Jean-François Laguionie's Le Tableau or how many will come to know it as, The Painting, animation is back in the forefront with an imaginative and incredibly accomplished tale of wonder, love, and revelation.

The Painting tells the story of a world unlike any other, a painting on a wall in a painter's home. There are three types of figures living inside the painting: "Alldunns" are figures that have been completely drawn with color and precision, that live in a castle and have declared themselves superior beings in the wake of the painter's absence. "Halfies" are figures that were left incomplete in color who have been barred from entering the castle. And living in the outer woods near the border of the frame are the "Sketchies", rough outlines of beings that are hunted by the Alldunns for mere sport.

The film is told from our lovely Lola's perspective, a Halfie whose best friend Claire, also a Halfie, who has fallen in love with an Alldunn, Ramo. When their love is discovered and tragedy strikes, Roma, Lola, and a Sketchie named Quill are driven to the perimeter of the painting where they believe their creator lies. When they leave the painting, their wonder and imagination doesn't live up to the reality that is in store.

As the film evolves moment-to-moment, and presents breathtaking animation, I couldn't help be in complete awe of what I was witnessing. Not only does the film breathe new life into a genre in desperate need of oxygen, it sets the bar high for all genres, both for children and adults, to challenge themselves with each new frame they present. It's pure magic on-screen.

Le Tableau feels like Toy Story if it had been directed by Terrence Malick in an Italian opera that was written by William Shakespeare. It's so profound and moving that your heart fills to the brim with adoration and marvel. Jean-François Laguionie and co-writer Anik Leray treat the viewers with respect, never being fearful to ask the tough questions and not play us as if we're all adolescents. The Painting challenges the inner-child in all of us to grow up. The depiction of Venice alone with orange, yellows and the brightest colors you can think of is one of the finest creations of the year.

The Painting is transcendental and unlike anything I've seen this year. It's not only the Best Animated films of the year but it's one of the best pictures of the year. Period. GKIDS continues to prove how they will become the quality-equal to Pixar Studios as they continue to push the boundaries and trust their innovation as filmmakers. Oscar should not think of voting on any category without seeing The Painting first. A true knock out!

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