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 ...
WILHELM SCREAM: When Luteau crashes his motorcycle into a stump. See more »
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 »
[Felicie hops off the bell tower and starts walking across the rooftop]
Slowly! Almost there!
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The title doesn't appear until the end of the film. See more »
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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