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Marona's Fantastic Tale (2019)

L'extraordinaire voyage de Marona (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Family | 12 June 2020 (USA)
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After an accident, a little dog remembers all the different masters she's had successively and loved unconditionally.

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Anca Damian

Writers:

Anghel Damian (screenplay), Anca Damian (original idea)
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Credited cast:
Lizzie Brocheré ... Marona (voice)
Bruno Salomone Bruno Salomone ... Manole (voice)
Thierry Hancisse ... Istvan (voice)
Nathalie Boutefeu ... Medeea (voice)
Shirelle Mai-Yvart Shirelle Mai-Yvart ... Solange enfant (voice)
Maïra Schmitt Maïra Schmitt ... Solange adolescente (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Claisse Georges Claisse ... (voice)
Etienne Guillou-Kervern ... Veterinarian (voice)
Olimpia Melinte ... Marona (voice)
Annie Mercier Annie Mercier ... (voice)
Isabelle Vitari Isabelle Vitari ... (voice)
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Named "Neuf", after her position in her mother's litter, a little mixed-breed dog with a big heart and a cute, heart-shaped nose recounts the memory-laden story of her life after a terrible hit-and-run accident. Indeed, up to now, she has been through a lot: people have adopted her, some have sold her, others have changed her name, and all of them, have abandoned her on the street again and again. But, now that life has come full circle, and she is back where she has started, all alone, the intense but short-lived moments of her ephemeral happiness are her only comfort. And in a life full of highs and lows; pain and joy; companionship and loneliness, love is all that matters. Written by Nick Riganas

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Happiness
Written by Pablo Pico
Performed by Isabel Sorling
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WHO LET THE DOGS OUT???
28 January 2020 | by nikxatzSee all my reviews

Our teachers organized a school trip to TIFF (Thessaloniki International Film Fesitval) and I was already visiting it every afternoon ... so going in the morning too did not sound bad at all. We got the chance to watch "Marona's Fantastic Tale" ,a sweet story about a dog that recalls her owners and their shared experiences, I already new about htis film and looked interesting enough to watch, especially from an animation standpoint.

And yes... the animation is gorgeous. So many different styles and colors and ideas in one film and it never feels dizzy or lame. Every person or building or enviroment felt detailed and creative and expressed a certain emotion. It It is a feast for the eyes and I bet the animators were really creative and vivid people, because as a visual journey the film definately did it for me.

The story is fine...it offered a critique of the society and times we live in, with the joy and biterness, the tough working life, the bizzare human relationships, the strange quarels and fights, there were happy people, dad people, men of greed and women without a heart and amongst them a dog searching for compassion, love and acceptance, a place to belong, a hug, a reason to exist. It is a story that never felt really new or deeply moving, but it formed a certain connection and in the end I cared for the characters so even if I was not overwhelmed by it's thematic or message (i do not really get why every animation film has to have an emotional massage, but whatever).

Overall, this film is far more mature than what DIsney is doing right now with the sequels and meta stuff ( it is so dissapointing )... and it deserves a watch. The music is also sweet and charming as far as I can recollect, although it's been some months since I watched it, so I really am not sure what it sounded like. Great, mesmerizing visuals and presentation, an okay story and lots of FUURRRRRR!!!!!


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France | Romania | Belgium | USA

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Romanian | French

Release Date:

12 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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EUR2,700,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,714
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