Bibo Bergeron’s 3-D, CG-animated feature A Monster In Paris (Un Monstre a Paris) is available on DVD and Blu-ray this week in the U.S. thanks to Shout! Factory. The imaginative, beautifully animated pic is set in Paris, circa 1910 and tells the story of a shy movie projectionist and a clever inventor who set out to capture a monster that is terrorizing the city. The monster, in turn, is in love with a beautiful cabaret singer (voiced by singer/actress Vanessa Paradis). The features songs by Paradis and Sean Lennon with a music score by popular French singer/songwriter Matthieu Chedid (aka M) and Patrice Renson.
The English voice cast includes Catherine O’Hara, Danny Huston, Adam Goldberg and Bob Balaban. Luc Besson (Arthur and the Invisibles, The Fifth Element) produced the 25 million euro-budgeted project.
You can read our interview with Bergeron here: www.animationmagazine.net/features/a-fin-de-siecle-fantasy-a-monster-in-paris/.
Here’s a Paris slide show from the movie:
And a clip and the trailer: