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Review: A Cat In Paris

Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol's French cartoon
By GERALD PEARY  |  June 26, 2012
3.0 3.0 Stars



Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol's nicely hand-drawn and colored French cartoon was a 2012 Academy Award nomination for best animated film. It tells of a clever Parisian cat, Dino, with not nine lives but two, as the house pet of a girl named Zoe and, in the night, as the crime companion of a sleek jewelry burglar who climbs up buildings and into apartment windows. A Cat in Paris falters in the middle with too much farcical plot involving a clumsy, murderous gang, but it finds itself with a neat climax amidst the gargoyles atop the Notre Dame cathedral. Dubbed smoothly into English by Marcia Gay Harden, Anjelica Huston, and other notables.

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