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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 »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

Follow your Heart and never refuse to do what sets your soul on fire. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: When Luteau crashes his motorcycle into a stump. See more »

Goofs

Félicie is shown wearing a pair of denim shorts over her leggings in many scenes. While it could be improvised and homemade (and is possibly implied to be, as it appears to be made from rolling up the leggings on a pair of jeans and sewing them in place with buttons), no one is known to have worn jeans in this manner prior to the 1950s when it became fashionable to do so. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Felicie: Bye-bye, orphanage!
[Felicie hops off the bell tower and starts walking across the rooftop]
Felicie: Slowly! Almost there!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Featured in Projector: Ballerina (Leap!) (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Be Somebody
Written by Chantal Kreviazuk, Paul Neumann (as Paul NZA), Thomas Salter (as Thomas 'Tawgs' Salter), Marek Pompetzki and Cecil Remmler
Performed by Chantal Kreviazuk
Produced and mixed by Chris Braide (as Christopher Braide)
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I liked it
5 November 2017 | by jdonalds-5See all my reviews

To preface my review let me say that I'm a 71 year old man who does not usually enjoy animated movies any longer. But I took my 7-year-old son to see Leap today and I really enjoyed it.

The story is light, surely to be appreciated by young girls. My son was restless through the second half, only rejoining the action when the little boy character was on screen.

What I enjoyed most was the graphics that were very good. The scenes were great. I lived in Paris for 3 years so anything in that city brings back fond memories. Both the body language and facial expressions of the characters were spot on. I chuckled many times through the movie as I saw how wonderful a job the animators did.

I enjoyed the story too. Who wouldn't enjoy a story with a positive outcome. It was certainly unrealistic but still fun.


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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 USA:

$181,091, 26 February 2017

Gross USA:

$24,702,560

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$106,127,278
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Sound Mix:

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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