A Monster in Paris. Directed and written by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) and produced by world renowned filmmaker Luc Besson, A Monster in Paris is lovely 3D-animated movie for the whole family to enjoy!
Paris, 1910. Panic sweeps the city as flood waters rise and a monster is on the loose! Meanwhile a wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend, and a madcap monkey are on a mission to protect the beast, Franc, as he holds a rare and special talent. With the help of the beautiful but feisty singer Lucille, the team harbors the monster to keep him from the ghastly wannabe Mayor, Commissioner Maynott, who has a plan to capture Franc and reveal him to be nothing more than a monstrous danger to the people of Paris.
We watched it over the spring holiday while in France. It's been a very well received movie by the critic in France and internationally but not a commercial success. We loved it, for the beautiful Parisian scenery, the elegant and charismatic characters, the unforgettable "song and dance" musical feel to it. The soundtrack is enchanting, absolutely loved Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon honey toned vocals in the English version of the movie. The music score by popular French singer/songwriter Matthieu Chedid is a great mix of music style and beautiful vocals. Watch "La Seine" soundtrack.
Now available on DVD.