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Nocturna (2007)

An orphan boy named Tim is afraid of the dark. However when the stars start going out in the sky he finds himself exploring the world of the night his new friend, the cat Shepard, to find out why.


Adrià García (original screenplay), Víctor Maldonado (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Imanol Arias ... Pastor de gatos (voice)
Hervé Caradec Hervé Caradec ... L'Informateur (voice)
Roger Carel ... Moka (voice)
Catherine Cerda Catherine Cerda ... Ébouriffeuse #2 (voice) (as Cathy Cerda)
Florence Dumortier Florence Dumortier ... Ébouriffeuse #3 (voice)
Evelyne Grandjean Evelyne Grandjean ... Ébouriffeuse #1 (voice)
Joe Lewis ... Whisperer (voice)
Molly Malcolm ... (voice)
Patrick Noerie Patrick Noerie ... Les Lumignons (voice)
Robert Paterson Robert Paterson ... Cat Sheperd (voice)
Patrick Pellegrin Patrick Pellegrin ... Mister Pi (voice)
Philippe Peythieu Philippe Peythieu ... Murray, le lumignon courageux (voice)
Jean-Luc Reichmann Jean-Luc Reichmann ... Chat-man, le Berger des chats (voice)
Natalia Rodríguez Natalia Rodríguez ... Estrella Polar (voice)
Lloyd F. Booth Shankley Lloyd F. Booth Shankley ... Tim (voice)


An orphan boy named Tim is afraid of the dark. However when the stars start going out in the sky he finds himself exploring the world of the night his new friend, the cat Shepard, to find out why.

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Referenced in La méthode Cauet: Episode dated 1 November 2007 (2007) See more »

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Spanish/French cartoon movie with notable animation showing a fantastic story full of surrealist and magic elements
3 August 2017 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Acceptable cartoon movie with enjoyable original screenplay by Adrià García, Víctor Maldonado , Teresa Vilardell and inspired by Japanese tales and Miyazaki movies . This is an attractive and entertaining adventure in traditional animation , no ordinary computer generator . In the aging orphanage the days pass very uneventfully , but the nights are something quite different ; at least for Tim they are . Tim is a boy who lives at an orphanage and afraid of dark but he will have several adventures . However , when the stars start going out in the sky he finds himself exploring the world of the night along with a new friend . As the light reflected from the stars is the only cure for his fear of the dark . As Tim to be aware that his favorite star has vanished , and unfortunately it's not going to be the last one and he will do what it takes to see it shine in the night sky once again . One night his fear leads him to the rooftop , then , Tim falls off the roof but he is rescued by a weird being . As Tim meets a particular role that goes by the name of the Cat Shepherd (voice by Imanol Arias) ; together with his sympathetic cat Tobermory , that will become Tim's personal guardian , the Shepherd is in charge of cats that watch over children , making kiddies sleep peacefully . As Tim needs his star more than anything in the world , and he will stop at nothing to accomplish it . Tim convinces the Shepherd to take him to see Moka , the guardian of the night , and pleads for him to return the stars to the night sky but Moka pays scarce attention to the boys pleas . Later on , Tim asks the Cat Shepherd to take him to the Lighthouse of the stars , where he thinks he may find the answer to the strange phenomena . Step by step our friends will discover something strange is happening and Tim is unknowingly the one behind it all .

Agreeable and charming fairy tale starred by Tim , his fellow the Cat Sheperd , Tim's best friend , and a likable cat , all of them race against the clock through the streets and jumping rooftops pursuing the rare phenomena that have made to disappear the star as well as light and to find out why . The movie is a bizarre animation film in which our little hero , an enthusiast , passionate orphan , takes on ominous threats that are putting in danger the night and the inhabitants of Nocturna as well as encounter the vanished star . The film shows a strange and fantastic world called ¨Nocturna¨ , plenty of Gothic and high buildings and where live hundreds of the most diverse creatures and they work to create the night as we all know it . The film is quite amusing with emphasis on cartoon spectacle and influenced by Ghibli Studios and especially ¨Spirited away¨ by Ayao Miyazaki . Animation production by Jose Pozo is nice , Nicolas Errera's musical score is first-rate and very spectacular . This sensitive soundtrack is splendidly composed and performed . Production by Julio Fernandez , ruling of Filmax Productions and Fantastic Factory is fine . He has become one of the most important producers of the country . Actually, the position of his organization responds fully to the opportunities of the European and international markets in the leisure sector, emphasizing on the fantastic genre, through Fantastic Factory and animation with Filmax Animation , to the global market on home video, television and also theatrically . He has produced successful cartoon films as ¨El Raton Perez I and II¨ or "The Hairy Tooth Fairy", ¨Gisaku¨ , ¨El Cid : the legend¨ also directed by Jose Pozo and ¨Goomer¨, among others . The motion picture was well directed by Adrià García and Víctor Maldonado . The film got a great number of prizes and nominations , such as : Barcelona Film Awards 2007 Won Barcelona Film Award Best Animated Feature Adrià García Víctor Maldonado ; Goya Awards 2008 Won Goya Best Animation Film Adrià García ; and nominated Annecy International Animated Cristal Best Feature Adrià García , Víctor Maldonado .

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Release Date:

11 October 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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