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As the Scotsman and the Illusionist approach the village in the skiff, animated beads of water spot the image frame at lower left, as if the scene was "shot" by a film crew following in a camera boat. See more »
Despite being set in 1959/1960, the Scottish Police motorcycles have 'American-style' sirens, which were not introduced until the 1980s. See more »
At the end of the final credits, there's a short bonus scene. See more »
I pretty much had the same opinion of this film as most of the reviewers here on IMDb. I loved the incredible, stunning visuals but thought the story was so-so.
You'd be hard-pressed to find a prettier animated film, especially when viewed on Blu-Ray. The artwork in here is simply jaw-dropping, scene after scene. I just wish the story had been as much fun as Sylvan Chomet's previous effort, "The Triplets Of Belleville." This story is kind of drab - the opposite of the beautiful drawings, under the art direction of Bjame Hansen.
For you adults that would like a serious, almost melodramatic story in a different genre (animation), this film should be extremely appealing.
For the artwork alone, I found it worthwhile watching.
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