Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Le Véritable Histoire du Chat Botté (The True Story of Puss in Boots): 2009 CG Animated Film

I just found this French animated full length feature film version of Puss in Boots that was released to theaters (in Belgium and France) in April this year.

Here's the website (which announces December 2008 in theaters, though I can't find evidence that it actually was released anywhere at that date) HERE. It features artwork, a brief story synopsis, Director's notes, music previews (a warning - this starts automatically once you click on the site!) and more.
Yes, there is a monkey in this movie - that's Puss in the foreground.

Here's the synopsis from All Movie:

For generations, children around the world have enjoyed the classic fairy tale of Puss 'n' Boots (or, in France, Le Chat botté), the endlessly clever granary cat who uses a wealth of clever ploys (and a magic spell or two) to help his master gain fame, riches and true love with a princess. The story receives a new interpretation in this French-language animated feature from co-directors Jerome Deschamps, Pascal Hérold and Macha Makeïeff, with vocal work by Deschamps (as the feline}, Yolande Moreau (as The Queen), Louise Wallon (as The Princess)., and Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat (as Chambellan, the cat's master). ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide

Despite the website, a few different trailers in various languages (including English) and even a coloring book page site HERE I can't find release dates for any theatrical showings in English speaking countries or for release to DVD. Perhaps it's just early days for a foreign film to make the transition (here's hoping anyway).

Here's the English trailer:


And here's the French which shows MUCH more of what the movie is like, the various characters and the cat in action. Although it's in French you still get a good idea of what's happening:


You can find more information about the film HERE (French) and HERE (English).

2 comments:

  1. heehee- it looks so cute!

    Aimee

    www.myflutteringheart.blogspot.com

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