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'Le Tableau' - a very different animated film

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'Le Tableau' - a very different animated film

Postby Charles » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:01 am

Perhaps the most innovative and interesting animated films coming out lately are originating in France.

Case in point, a feature that was released this past November entitled 'Le Tableau'.

Picking up from a write-up in Animation Magazine...

Directed by Jean-Francois Laguionie, Armelle Glorennec and Eric Jacquot, and set in the 1930's, Le Tableau (The Painting) involves a group of misfit characters from unfinished paintings by a French artist, who embark on a journey to find their creator.

The plot is narrated by a 14-year-old girl who is one of the Halfies. That is, characters in a painting that have been left unfinished. She is one of the key figures involved in a clash of cultures between the Alldunns (the finished figures), the Halfies and the Sketches (simple charcoal outlines that don’t even have any color or oil). Along the way, the film’s creators offer delightful tributes to the paintings of Picasso, Modigliani, Monet, Matisse, Bonard and Derain.

The film, mixes CG animation with digital 2D and is hoping that the French-Belgian co-production will land a smart U.S. distributor in 2012.

You can see some stills from the movie at the article on Animation Magazine.

Produced by Blue Spirit.

Here's the trailer for the film...

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Re: 'Le Tableau' - a very different animated film

Postby Charles » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:08 am

There's footage of La Tableau on YouTube. Take a look at what it's like...

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