French distributor and producer Prime Entertainment Group announces that best-selling and award-winning film The Triplets of Belleville from celebrated animation director Sylvain Chomet has been remastered in 4K. The project was initiated as a response to growing demand for animated programs, and specifically for this exemplary 2003 feature, blending traditional hand-drawn and CG techniques.
Since becoming part of Prime’s catalog in 2019, thanks to its unique style and outstanding artistic atmosphere, this internationally acclaimed film continues to generate strong interest worldwide. In recent months, a range of major deals has been closed with partners in France, the U.K. and Germany, as well as Japan and Taiwan, for both TV and theatrical rights.
Twice nominated for an Oscar (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song for “Belleville Rendezvous”), the movie was produced by Prime’s sister company Les Armateurs. A significant portion of the studio’s productions have received critical praise and awards at the world’s most prestigious festivals and ceremonies, ensuring Les Armateurs international recognition.
Prime is also known as a leading European producer of high-profile programs related to cinema and, for the last couple of years, has been developing and enriching its catalog with strong and appealing programs, including Les Armateurs’ productions.
Alexandra Marguerite, Prime’s Head of Sales, commented, “We are truly glad to be able to offer this exceptional film to our international clients of various profiles: movie channels, entertainment channels, sport channels, theatrical or educational partners. Today we are happy to provide it in 4K and believe that the exciting adventure of The Triplets of Belleville will continue to spread across the globe.”
The Triplets of Belleville, a charming tribute to Parisian cabarets of the 1930s, tells the story of Madame de Souza and her quest to find her grandson, Champion, who has been kidnapped while competing in the Tour de France.