The land of wine, Brie and the Eiffel Tower rolls out its latest animated production in various parts of the globe.
... [Today] sees the release of A Monster in Paris in UAE cinemas, a French production that boasts all of the high-tech modifications of a Hollywood blockbuster: it is computer-animated, presented in 3D and features a noted voice cast in the French singer Vanessa Paradis, who is Johnny Depp's long-time girlfriend, and Danny Huston, a regular in big-budget productions such as Wolverine. ...
I had zero awareness of this movie until my younger son showed me clips of the picture on You Tube. It hasn't gotten a release in the States yet (or maybe a release is secured and not yet not announced) but the opus looks fairly slick. And if my computer and movie-oriented kid is aware of The Monster, something must be up.
France, little by little, has become a center for animation. Illumination Entertainment animates there at its newly-purchased studio. Animation schools abound. And of course there is the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.
It ain't all about the U.S. of A. anymore. There are other world players, and the best ones don't appear to be in India. Funny how that happens.