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Leap! (2016)

Ballerina (original title)
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An orphan girl dreams of becoming a ballerina and flees her rural Brittany for Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.

Directors:

Eric Summer (as Éric Summer), Éric Warin | 2 more credits »

Writers:

Eric Summer (original idea) (as Éric Summer), Eric Summer (original story) (as Éric Summer) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elle Fanning ... Felicie (voice)
Dane DeHaan ... Victor (voice)
Carly Rae Jepsen ... Odette (voice)
Maddie Ziegler ... Camille (voice)
Terrence Scammell ... Mérante / Postman (voice) (as Terence Scammel)
Tamir Kapelian Tamir Kapelian ... Rudolph / Mathurin (voice)
Julie Khaner ... Regine (voice)
Joe Sheridan ... Director of Opera (voice)
Elana Dunkelman ... Dora / Rosita (voice) (as Elena Dunkleman)
Shoshana Sperling Shoshana Sperling ... Nora (voice) (as Soshana Sperling)
Jamie Watson Jamie Watson ... Greasy Guard / Janitor (voice)
Bronwen Mantel Bronwen Mantel ... Mother Superior (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mel Brooks ... Luteau (voice)
Ricardo El Mandril Sanchez Ricardo El Mandril Sanchez ... Postman (voice) (as Ricardo Sanchez)
Kate McKinnon ... Regine / Mother Superior / Felicie's Mother (voice)
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Storyline

In the 1880s, Félicie, a poor orphan girl who dreams of becoming a ballerina, but lacks formal training, runs away from her orphanage in rural Brittany with her best friend, Victor, a young inventor. Together they go to beautiful Paris, but they soon become separated, and Victor becomes an office boy in Gustave Eiffel's workshop. Félicie finds her way to the Paris Opera, where the guard catches her trespassing. She is rescued by a mysterious cleaner with a limp, Odette, who agrees to let Félicie stay with her until she gets on her feet. Odette works for both the Opera and for the cruel and imperious Régine Le Haut, a wealthy restaurant owner. While helping Odette clean, Félicie spies Regine's daughter, Camille, practicing ballet. Camille sees Félicie, insults her, and throws Félicie's treasured music box out of the window, breaking it. As Félicie takes it to Victor for repair, she intercepts the postman who brings a letter from the Opera admitting Camille to the celebrated school of ...

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Never give up on your dreams See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some impolite humor, and action | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leap! See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,351,359 (France), 18 December 2016, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,730,038, 27 August 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,479,155

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,831,614
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Dolby Digital | Stereo (Stereo)| Dolby Digital (Dolby Digital 5.1)| DTS (DTS HD Master Audio 5.1)| Ultra Stereo (Ultra Stereo)| SDDS (8 channels)| Dolby (Dolby 5.1)| Dolby Stereo (Dolby Stereo)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The USA changed the film title from Ballerina to Leap. See more »

Goofs

"The Nutcracker" was first performed in Saint Petersburg in 1892, 3 years after the Eiffel Tower was completed. See more »

Quotes

Felicie: [on her first day of dance class, shyly greeting the other girls] Hi. Hello.
[to herself; when none of the girls respond]
Felicie: Okay. Super.
[louder]
Felicie: I'm Felicie.
Nora: [confused] Felicie?
Felicie: [realizes her mistake] Uh, no, no, no, no, no. Sorry. I'm... friendly, ever so friendly. And my name is Camille.
Nora: Okay. I'm Nora, but everyone calls me... Nora. That's... the name that goes with MY face.
[laughs]
Nora: Hey, you should warm up.
[...]
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Crazy Credits

The title doesn't appear until the end of the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in CTV National News: Episode dated 17 February 2017 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Musette
Composed by Didier Roussin and Dominique Cravic
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High hopes for dance movie, but disappointing and unoriginal.
14 March 2018 | by elizabethhsanfordSee all my reviews

Watch the first ten minutes and tell me this isn't a rip off of Anastasia! Red headed orphan girl with male orphan friend escapes off to Paris and all she has is a music box from her mother....? Obviously the story then transitions into one about dance and following your dreams (wonderful idea and one I had so much hope for), but the horribly matched voice acting, the teeny bopper music in place of classical ballet music... so many simple things that could've made this movie so much better.


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