History Film / SurLaPisteDuMarsupilami

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''Sur la piste du Marsupilami'' (''On the trail of the Marsupilami'') is 2012 Franco-Belgian movie, written, produced and directed by Alain Chabat. It is an adapation of the Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}, comic book character created by Creator/AndreFranquin in 1952.

Dan Geraldo, a washed-out reporter, is given one last chance to revive his career. He must go to [[BananaRepublic Palombia]] to make a reportage on the Paya people and the secret of their longevity. With his guide Pablito Camaron, he ventures into the Palombian jungle. In the process, the duo confirms the existence of the Marsupilami, a mythical creature.

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''Sur la piste du Marsupilami'' (''On the trail of the Marsupilami'') is 2012 Franco-Belgian movie, written, produced and directed by Alain Chabat. It is an adapation adaptation of the Franchise/{{Marsupilami}}, a comic book character created by Creator/AndreFranquin in 1952.

Dan Geraldo, a washed-out reporter, is given one last chance to revive his career. He must go to [[BananaRepublic Palombia]] to make a reportage report on the Paya people and the secret of their longevity. With his guide Pablito Camaron, he ventures into the Palombian jungle. In the process, the duo confirms the existence of the Marsupilami, a mythical creature.



[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=R2WpdQCHzlg You can watch the trailer.]]

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[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=R2WpdQCHzlg You can watch the trailer.trailer here.]]



* TheAtoner: Dan Geraldo [[spoiler:publicly confess on TV that his first reportage was an imposture, before he could be outed by his boss.]]

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* TheAtoner: Dan Geraldo [[spoiler:publicly confess confesses on TV that his first reportage report was an imposture, a fake, before he could can be outed by his boss.]]



** Dan getting blowpipes-darted. We only hear the many "pfft" and see Pablito cringing.

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** Dan getting blowpipes-darted. blowpipe-darted. We only hear the many "pfft" sounds and see Pablito cringing.



** Nobody like the taste of passion fruit.

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** Nobody like likes the taste of passion fruit.



* CruellaToAnimals: The Corporal delights in animal suffering and watching species go extinct.

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* CruellaToAnimals: The Corporal delights in animal suffering making animals suffer and watching species go extinct.



* CuteButCacophonic: The Marsu babies making known they're hungry.
* TheDragon: Corporal

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* CuteButCacophonic: The Marsu babies making it known that they're hungry.
* TheDragon: The Corporal



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: What TheProphecy is foretelling if balance isn't preserved.

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: What TheProphecy is foretelling foretells if the balance isn't preserved.



* FowlMouthedParrot: Kiki the ara commonly insults Pablito, including while they both swindle some tourists of their money ("Crook." "Impostor." "Mythomaniac.")

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* FowlMouthedParrot: Kiki the ara parrot commonly insults Pablito, including while they both swindle some tourists of their money ("Crook." "Impostor." "Mythomaniac.")



** Pablito is a ConMan parting naïve tourists of their money, but he does it for the sake of his numerous adopted children.
** Dan Geraldo is an arrogant westerner and his first reportage is an imposture, but he does some redeeming heroics at the end.

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** Pablito is a ConMan parting naïve scamming naive tourists of for their money, but he does it for the sake of his numerous adopted children.
** Dan Geraldo is an arrogant westerner and his first reportage report is an imposture, a fake, but he does some redeeming heroics at the end.



* TheKlutz: Dan Geraldo. If there's a pit to fall in, he'll fall in. The scene where he destroys General Pochero's Céline Dion shrine stands out. At another time, he almost ''swallows his own tongue''.
* LatinLand: Palombia, again. It mixes South-American and Mexican influences. (Note that the movie was filmed in Mexico.) This is also fitting with Franquin's original depiction of the fictional country in the comics.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Electricity, instead of hurting the Marsupilami, [[spoiler:tickles and makes him laugh. As Corporal discovers when shocking him with a cattle prod.]]

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* TheKlutz: Dan Geraldo. If there's a pit to fall in, he'll fall in.in it. The scene where he destroys General Pochero's Céline Dion shrine stands out. At another time, he almost ''swallows his own tongue''.
* LatinLand: Palombia, again. It mixes South-American South American and Mexican influences. (Note that the movie was filmed in Mexico.) This is also fitting with Franquin's original depiction of the fictional country in the comics.
* LightningCanDoAnything: Electricity, instead of hurting the Marsupilami, [[spoiler:tickles and makes him laugh. As the Corporal discovers when shocking him with a cattle prod.]]



* LoonyFan: General Pochero, toward Music/CelineDion.

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* LoonyFan: General Pochero, toward about Music/CelineDion.



* LudicrousPrecision: It sounds like this when Pochero announces that he'll give Dan and Pablito a diversion for "3 minutes 31, maximum." But it's in fact {{justified|Trope}}, [[spoiler:since being such a Céline Dion fanboy, he knows the exact length of the song he's about to use.]]

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* LudicrousPrecision: It sounds like this when Pochero announces that he'll give Dan and Pablito a diversion for "3 minutes 31, maximum." But it's in fact {{justified|Trope}}, [[spoiler:since being such as a Céline Dion fanboy, he knows the exact length of the song he's about to use.]]



* MadeOfExplodium: After the Céline Dion dolls fall from their rotating pedestals, they start taking fire for no reason at all.

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* MadeOfExplodium: After the Céline Dion dolls fall from their rotating pedestals, they start taking catching fire for no reason at all.



* MediumShiftGag: The prophecy is told in animation form through a "magic Super 8 projector" or somesuch.
* MetafictionalDevice: In-universe example: Dan Geraldo's father is shaking a TV screen violently while yelling at his son to stop ridiculing himself... and just at the same time, in Chiquito, the whole set coincidentally starts trembling.

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* MediumShiftGag: The prophecy is told in animation animated form through via a "magic Super 8 projector" or somesuch.
* MetafictionalDevice: In-universe example: Dan Geraldo's father is shaking shakes a TV screen violently while yelling at his son to stop ridiculing making a fool of himself... and just at the same time, in Chiquito, the whole set coincidentally starts trembling.



** The baseball half Pablito preciously keep was autographed by famous Palombian player "Andreo Franquino".

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** The half a baseball half that Pablito preciously keep keeps as a souvenir was autographed by famous Palombian player "Andreo Franquino".



** The Marsupilami swinging from his tail with his four fists aimed forward (to take out Hermoso) is a move already seen in another album (to take out a ''gorilla''!).

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** The Marsupilami swinging from his tail with his four fists aimed forward (to take out Hermoso) is a move already seen previously used in another album (to take out a ''gorilla''!).



** The Payas live very old thanks to the orchid. The gorgeous queen is 249 years old.

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** The Payas live to be very old thanks to the orchid. The gorgeous queen is 249 years old.



* PapaWolf: As in the comics, the Marsupilami is fiercely defensive of his youngs[[spoiler:, still in their eggs here.]]

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* PapaWolf: As in the comics, the Marsupilami is fiercely defensive of his youngs[[spoiler:, young[[spoiler:, who are still in their eggs here.eggs.]]



* PuttingOnTheReich: Once Hermoso really starts handling things at the palace, his choice of symbols and uniforms are definitely Nazi-inspired. He earlier mentioned that his mother had been Hitler's chambermaid, after all.
* QuizShow: How a youthened Hermoso introduce himself to General Pochero.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: Toward the end, Dan has to reach the TV Palombia studios in time to broadcast his reportage.

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* PuttingOnTheReich: Once Hermoso really starts handling things at the palace, his choice of symbols and uniforms are definitely Nazi-inspired. He earlier mentioned mentions that his mother had been was Hitler's chambermaid, after all.
* QuizShow: How a youthened de-aged Hermoso introduce introduces himself to General Pochero.
* RaceAgainstTheClock: Toward the end, Dan has to reach the TV Palombia studios in time to broadcast his reportage.report.



* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The baby marsupilamis.

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* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: The baby marsupilamis.Marsupilamis.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pétunia, Hermoso's assistant, calls it quit once her boss begins PuttingOnTheReich and exploiting the Marsupilami.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Pétunia, Hermoso's assistant, calls it quit quits once her boss begins PuttingOnTheReich and exploiting the Marsupilami.



** The get-up of the captured Marsupilami surely evokes [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter's]].

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** The get-up of the captured Marsupilami surely evokes recalls [[Film/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter's]].



* ShowingOffTheNewBody: Hermoso does this after being youthened. It's still his own body, but he hadn't seen himself like this in 40 years.

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* ShowingOffTheNewBody: Hermoso does this after being youthened. de-aged. It's still his own body, but he hadn't hasn't seen himself like this in 40 years.



* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Pablito claims that animal loves him and that he can understand them. Sure, he's good at taming them, as seen with the parrot and coati, but it doesn't always work in his favor (see: chihuahua).
* SpecialEffectFailure: [[invoked]] Entirely intended with both the ara in the "first aid" scene and the chihuahua in the "dog assault" scene being very obvious puppets. Besides implying NoAnimalsWereHarmed, it makes the scenes twice as hilarious ([[DudeNotFunny as "hilarious" as a rape scene can be, though]]).

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Pablito claims that animal loves animals love him and that he can understand them. Sure, he's good at taming them, as seen with the parrot and coati, but it doesn't always work in his favor (see: chihuahua).
* SpecialEffectFailure: [[invoked]] Entirely intended intentional with both the ara parrot in the "first aid" scene and the chihuahua in the "dog assault" scene being very obvious puppets. Besides implying NoAnimalsWereHarmed, it makes the scenes twice as hilarious ([[DudeNotFunny as "hilarious" as a rape scene can be, though]]).



* StaticStunGun: The Corporal is very fond of tasering people with little provocation. He even tries to use a cattle prod [[spoiler:against the Marsupilami. Bad idea.]]

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* StaticStunGun: The Corporal is very fond of tasering people with little provocation. He even tries to use a cattle prod [[spoiler:against [[spoiler:on the Marsupilami. Bad idea.]]



* AYearAndADay: "The volcano El Sombrero will shoot fire, devastating the Earth for 1,000 years and 2 weeks and a half."

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* AYearAndADay: "The volcano El Sombrero will shoot fire, devastating the Earth for 1,000 years and 2 weeks and a half.half weeks."
28th Nov '16 4:13:04 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: The Marsupilami, as in the comics.
30th Jun '16 4:54:31 AM StFan
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: the chihuahua scene.
30th Jun '16 4:47:43 AM StFan
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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Pablito claims that animal loves him and that he can understand him. Sure, he's good at taming them, as seen with the parrot and coati, but it doesn't always work in his favor (see: chihuahua).

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* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Pablito claims that animal loves him and that he can understand him.them. Sure, he's good at taming them, as seen with the parrot and coati, but it doesn't always work in his favor (see: chihuahua).



30th Jun '16 4:45:39 AM StFan
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** During the MushroomSamba, Dan sees [[WhiteGloves his own hands]] as MickeyMouse's.

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** During the MushroomSamba, Dan sees [[WhiteGloves his own hands]] as MickeyMouse's.WesternAnimation/MickeyMouse's.
14th May '16 2:44:20 PM StFan
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-->(''Carlos gets accidentally shot by a {{tranquillizer dart}}'')\\

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-->(''Carlos -->''[Carlos gets accidentally shot by a {{tranquillizer dart}}'')\\dart}}]''\\



(''repeats...'')

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(''repeats...'')''[repeats...]''
4th Apr '16 2:56:11 AM StFan
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!!Tropes:

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!!Tropes:
!!''Sur la piste du Marsupilami'' provides examples of:



* AsHerself: [[spoiler:Céline Dion]]

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* AsHerself: [[spoiler:Céline Dion]]Dion]].
2nd Mar '16 11:39:21 AM KiwiNeko14
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* SpecialEffectFailure: [[invoked]] Entirely intended with both the ara in the "first aid" scene and the chihuahua in the "dog assault" scene being very obvious puppets. Besides implying NoAnimalsWereHarmed, it makes the scenes twice as hilarious.

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* SpecialEffectFailure: [[invoked]] Entirely intended with both the ara in the "first aid" scene and the chihuahua in the "dog assault" scene being very obvious puppets. Besides implying NoAnimalsWereHarmed, it makes the scenes twice as hilarious.hilarious ([[DudeNotFunny as "hilarious" as a rape scene can be, though]]).


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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: the chihuahua scene.
16th Feb '16 3:35:33 PM StFan
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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Paya language.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: The Paya language.language is mostly funny-sounding gibberish, with a few [[ShoutOut obscure references]] thrown in.
10th Jan '16 12:26:17 PM StFan
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* [[AsHimself As Herself]]: [[spoiler:Céline Dion]]

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* [[AsHimself As Herself]]: AsHerself: [[spoiler:Céline Dion]]
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