A Cat In Paris Review

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Dino, the pet cat of young Parisian girl Zoé, spends his days catching mice and curling up by the hearth. By night, though, he accompanies a burglar named Nico across the city's rooftops. When Zoé gets wind of his feline antics, she follows him out, only


Not since Disney's The Aristocats has Paris looked so romantic or mysterious in cartoon form, and the majestic realisation of the city’s evocative architecture and atmospheric use of light and shade ensure this rattling yarn is a visual treat. Linking a lonely little girl named Zoé, a superintendent tracking her cop husband’s killer, a ruthless gangster, a cat burglar and the feline accomplice who leads a double life, the story is dark and intricate, Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli relating it with a sinuous ease that reaches a thrilling climax atop Notre Dame. The characterisation is superb, the dialogue slick, and Serge Besset’s score gives this classy, Oscar-nominated family feature an irresistible, jazzy elegance.

A charming, visually sparkling Parisian fantasy with a dark edge.