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''A Monster In Paris'' (''Un Monstre à Paris'') is a French animated film directed by [[TheRoadToElDorado Eric "Bibo"]] [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale Bergeron]], with music by Matthieu Chedid, aka -M-.

During the Great Flood of 1910, Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing the citizens of Paris. However, the monster takes refuge with a beautiful, kind-hearted singer named Lucille and is revealed to be actually quite harmless. Now all of them must continue to protect the monster, Francœur, from the chief of police who's out to kill him.

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!!This film contains examples of:
* ActorAllusion: Lucille has a slight gap in her front teeth, just like her voice actress. Coincidence?
** Francœur dons a wig identical to Matthieu Chedid's famous haircut as "M" for a few seconds.
* {{Adorkable}}: Francœur, Emile, and Raoul.
* AlternateHistory: The ''real'' flood of 1910 didn't have to deal with a giant flea, and [[spoiler: wasn't settled by giant sunflowers]].
** There's also the inauguration of Montmartre's funicular. In RealLife, it happened in 1900.
** In the movie, Maynott intends to become mayor of Paris. In RealLife, that function ''didn't exist'' at the time (the equivalent was "Prefect of the Seine").
** Lucille and Francœur's ''very'' modern dancing in early 1900's Paris.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Charles, and Francœur to a much greater extent.
* AngelicBeauty: While she's not a ''real'' angel, Lucille's stage costume was made with this in mind.
* BatmanInMyBasement
* BeastAndBeauty: [[spoiler: A platonic example.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Raoul towards Lucille. They're described as bickering non-stop since childhood. And even though they still do, it's obvious Raoul has a thing for her. [[spoiler: It's revealed that Lucille feels the same at the end.]]
* BetaCouple: Emile and Maude.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Francœur is a giant (albeit anthropomorphic) flea.
* CallBack: Emile [[spoiler:using an umbrella as a weapon against Maynott]] is a callback to his daydream at the start of the film.
* TheChanteuse: Lucille.
* ChekhovsGun: The sunflower seed Raoul pockets during his first trip to the lab [[spoiler: is used to save him and Lucille from falling to their death during the Eiffel Tower battle.]]
** Also, [[ChekhovsGag Raoul's coat]].
* CoatHatMask: Francœur.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler: Maynott's]] final fate.
* CoolMask: Again, Francœur.
* CostumePorn: Francœur and Lucille's stage outfits.
* CreativeClosingCredits: Made up of the film's own ConceptArt and {{Storyboard}}s.
* CuteMonster: [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsenjtBUhI1qfhipjo1_500.jpg Francœur]] is absolutely ''adorable.''
* CuteMute: Francœur, he can only "speak" in chirps and bleeps, but nobody cares because of how ridiculously cute it is. Did we mention he can sing, too?
* [[spoiler:DancePartyEnding]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Raoul. Lucille also has her moments.
* DisneyAcidSequence: The "La Seine" sequence becomes this about halfway through.
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Francœur.]]
* TheDragon: Paté. [[spoiler: Being clearly good, he's also a TokenGoodTeammate]].
* TheEdwardianEra
* EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys: Charles.
* FairCop: Paté
* FieryRedHead: Lucille.
* GadgeteerGenius: Raoul.
* GayParee
* GentleGiant: Francœur.
* HartmanHips: Lucille. The lady who drops her necklace in the alley way has even more prominent curves.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Paté]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: Raoul has a big thing for Lucille, a stunning redhead.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Raoul and Emile.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The chief of police is clearly shown as a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] {{Jerkass}}, [[spoiler: and finally loses his sanity]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the English dub, Albert, or should we say, [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko Odd]]?
** Francœur's English singing voice is Sean Ono Lennon.
** And in French, he's voiced by M, i.e. Matthieu Chedid.
** Vanessa Paradis plays Lucille in both English and French. You might know her best as [[JohnnyDepp Johnny Depp's]] ex-wife.
** Madame Carlotta is [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Catherine O'Hara]].
** Maude is ''[[TheNanny Gracie Sheffield]]''
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Francœur and Lucille.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Raoul. In the English version one doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* ImagineSpot: Emile daydreams about dating Maud at the beginning of the movie.
* ImmuneToBullets: Francœur takes a couple shots to the exoskeleton without batting an eye.
* InASingleBound: Francœur, which naturally leads to some pretty awesome RoofHopping. {{Justified|Trope}}, since he's a giant flea.
* IndyPloy: Raoul's schtick during the climax.
* InsistentTerminology: Raoul's coat isn't made of ''straw''! [[spoiler: Yes it is.]]
* InstantExpert: Francœur learns to sing, dance and play guitar ''damn fast''.
** Sing, dance and play guitar nothing, he's later seen ''writing a piano piece''!!!
* {{Jerkass}}: Albert.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Raoul.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: [[spoiler: Lucille and Francœur]], according to WordOfGod.
* LineOfSightName: Francœur gets his name from a sign in the alley where Lucille finds him.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: Averted. While Emile is technically a little person, the film treats this characteristic with sensitivity, touching on how this impacts his self-esteem.
* LoveTriangle: Averted. Fans ''assumed'' this would be the case, partly thanks to some apparently unreliable English summaries.
* MaleGaze: The necklace scene in the alleyway with the LadyInRed. The camera notably lingers on her behind.
* {{Meganekko}}: Maude
* NiceHat: Francœur.
* RedheadedHeroine: Lucille.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Subverted in the first stinger.
* SceneryPorn
* ShoutOut
** Francœur's "monster" outfit makes him look like Literature/TheShadow.
** The mask he wears while performing with Lucille makes him look like ThePhantomOfTheOpera (if he were a [[MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]]).
* ShrinkingViolet: Emile is a male example.
--> "The smaller you are, the less people look at you. At... At least that's been my experience."
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Lucille.
* TheSpeechless: Francœur, outside of the songs, is incapable of speaking and chirps (or sings basic sounds) instead, which makes him even cuter.
** The set-up for ''A Monster in Paris'' (the song) implies he needs to hear music of any sort to be able to talk/sing.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Lucille.
* TheStinger: Two, one before and one after the credits.
* TalkingAnimal: Charles is an interesting variation. He ''can't'' talk, but circumvents this by writing on cards. And he must be writing ''really'' fast. Likewise, Francœur is incapable of speech (unless he's singing).
* TitleDrop: In one of the songs sung by Francœur.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: [[spoiler: Paté is confronted to this choice as he realizes that Maynott is a bastard and is completely losing his sanity. He chooses the second option.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Emile]], during the climax.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Lucille.
* VocalDissonance: Francœur. Let's be honest, nobody expects a 7-foot-tall flea monster to have such a high-pitched voice.
* [[spoiler: VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Raoul.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: The more the climax progresses, the more it's obvious that [[spoiler: Maynott]] is getting completely ''off his gourd''.
* VillainousCrush: Maynott for Lucille. It's obvious he's eager to have her as a TrophyWife.
* WomanInWhite: Lucille in her stage costume.
** ManInWhite: Francœur dresses to compliment.
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Raoul's truck, Catherine.
* WhiteGloves: Francœur.
* YouthfulFreckles: Lucille.
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''A Monster In Paris'' (''Un Monstre à Paris'') is a French animated film directed by [[TheRoadToElDorado Eric "Bibo"]] [[WesternAnimation/SharkTale Bergeron]], with music by Matthieu Chedid, aka -M-.

During the Great Flood of 1910, Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing the citizens of Paris. However, the monster takes refuge with a beautiful, kind-hearted singer named Lucille and is revealed to be actually quite harmless. Now all of them must continue to protect the monster, Francœur, from the chief of police who's out to kill him.

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!!This film contains examples of:
* ActorAllusion: Lucille has a slight gap in her front teeth, just like her voice actress. Coincidence?
** Francœur dons a wig identical to Matthieu Chedid's famous haircut as "M" for a few seconds.
* {{Adorkable}}: Francœur, Emile, and Raoul.
* AlternateHistory: The ''real'' flood of 1910 didn't have to deal with a giant flea, and [[spoiler: wasn't settled by giant sunflowers]].
** There's also the inauguration of Montmartre's funicular. In RealLife, it happened in 1900.
** In the movie, Maynott intends to become mayor of Paris. In RealLife, that function ''didn't exist'' at the time (the equivalent was "Prefect of the Seine").
** Lucille and Francœur's ''very'' modern dancing in early 1900's Paris.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: Charles, and Francœur to a much greater extent.
* AngelicBeauty: While she's not a ''real'' angel, Lucille's stage costume was made with this in mind.
* BatmanInMyBasement
* BeastAndBeauty: [[spoiler: A platonic example.]]
* BelligerentSexualTension: Raoul towards Lucille. They're described as bickering non-stop since childhood. And even though they still do, it's obvious Raoul has a thing for her. [[spoiler: It's revealed that Lucille feels the same at the end.]]
* BetaCouple: Emile and Maude.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: Francœur is a giant (albeit anthropomorphic) flea.
* CallBack: Emile [[spoiler:using an umbrella as a weapon against Maynott]] is a callback to his daydream at the start of the film.
* TheChanteuse: Lucille.
* ChekhovsGun: The sunflower seed Raoul pockets during his first trip to the lab [[spoiler: is used to save him and Lucille from falling to their death during the Eiffel Tower battle.]]
** Also, [[ChekhovsGag Raoul's coat]].
* CoatHatMask: Francœur.
* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: [[spoiler: Maynott's]] final fate.
* CoolMask: Again, Francœur.
* CostumePorn: Francœur and Lucille's stage outfits.
* CreativeClosingCredits: Made up of the film's own ConceptArt and {{Storyboard}}s.
* CuteMonster: [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsenjtBUhI1qfhipjo1_500.jpg Francœur]] is absolutely ''adorable.''
* CuteMute: Francœur, he can only "speak" in chirps and bleeps, but nobody cares because of how ridiculously cute it is. Did we mention he can sing, too?
* [[spoiler:DancePartyEnding]]
* DeadpanSnarker: Raoul. Lucille also has her moments.
* DisneyAcidSequence: The "La Seine" sequence becomes this about halfway through.
* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath: Francœur.]]
* TheDragon: Paté. [[spoiler: Being clearly good, he's also a TokenGoodTeammate]].
* TheEdwardianEra
* EverythingIsBetterWithMonkeys: Charles.
* FairCop: Paté
* FieryRedHead: Lucille.
* GadgeteerGenius: Raoul.
* GayParee
* GentleGiant: Francœur.
* HartmanHips: Lucille. The lady who drops her necklace in the alley way has even more prominent curves.
* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: Paté]]
* HeroesWantRedheads: Raoul has a big thing for Lucille, a stunning redhead.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Raoul and Emile.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: The chief of police is clearly shown as a [[ItsAllAboutMe selfish]] {{Jerkass}}, [[spoiler: and finally loses his sanity]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** In the English dub, Albert, or should we say, [[WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko Odd]]?
** Francœur's English singing voice is Sean Ono Lennon.
** And in French, he's voiced by M, i.e. Matthieu Chedid.
** Vanessa Paradis plays Lucille in both English and French. You might know her best as [[JohnnyDepp Johnny Depp's]] ex-wife.
** Madame Carlotta is [[TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Catherine O'Hara]].
** Maude is ''[[TheNanny Gracie Sheffield]]''
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Francœur and Lucille.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Raoul. In the English version one doubles as a ShoutOut to ''Film/BackToTheFuture''.
* ImagineSpot: Emile daydreams about dating Maud at the beginning of the movie.
* ImmuneToBullets: Francœur takes a couple shots to the exoskeleton without batting an eye.
* InASingleBound: Francœur, which naturally leads to some pretty awesome RoofHopping. {{Justified|Trope}}, since he's a giant flea.
* IndyPloy: Raoul's schtick during the climax.
* InsistentTerminology: Raoul's coat isn't made of ''straw''! [[spoiler: Yes it is.]]
* InstantExpert: Francœur learns to sing, dance and play guitar ''damn fast''.
** Sing, dance and play guitar nothing, he's later seen ''writing a piano piece''!!!
* {{Jerkass}}: Albert.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Raoul.
* LikeBrotherAndSister: [[spoiler: Lucille and Francœur]], according to WordOfGod.
* LineOfSightName: Francœur gets his name from a sign in the alley where Lucille finds him.
* LittlePeopleAreSurreal: Averted. While Emile is technically a little person, the film treats this characteristic with sensitivity, touching on how this impacts his self-esteem.
* LoveTriangle: Averted. Fans ''assumed'' this would be the case, partly thanks to some apparently unreliable English summaries.
* MaleGaze: The necklace scene in the alleyway with the LadyInRed. The camera notably lingers on her behind.
* {{Meganekko}}: Maude
* NiceHat: Francœur.
* RedheadedHeroine: Lucille.
* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Subverted in the first stinger.
* SceneryPorn
* ShoutOut
** Francœur's "monster" outfit makes him look like Literature/TheShadow.
** The mask he wears while performing with Lucille makes him look like ThePhantomOfTheOpera (if he were a [[MichaelJackson Smooth Criminal]]).
* ShrinkingViolet: Emile is a male example.
--> "The smaller you are, the less people look at you. At... At least that's been my experience."
* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Lucille.
* TheSpeechless: Francœur, outside of the songs, is incapable of speaking and chirps (or sings basic sounds) instead, which makes him even cuter.
** The set-up for ''A Monster in Paris'' (the song) implies he needs to hear music of any sort to be able to talk/sing.
* SpiritedYoungLady: Lucille.
* TheStinger: Two, one before and one after the credits.
* TalkingAnimal: Charles is an interesting variation. He ''can't'' talk, but circumvents this by writing on cards. And he must be writing ''really'' fast. Likewise, Francœur is incapable of speech (unless he's singing).
* TitleDrop: In one of the songs sung by Francœur.
* ToBeLawfulOrGood: [[spoiler: Paté is confronted to this choice as he realizes that Maynott is a bastard and is completely losing his sanity. He chooses the second option.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: [[spoiler: Emile]], during the climax.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Lucille.
* VocalDissonance: Francœur. Let's be honest, nobody expects a 7-foot-tall flea monster to have such a high-pitched voice.
* [[spoiler: VictoriousChildhoodFriend: Raoul.]]
* VillainousBreakdown: The more the climax progresses, the more it's obvious that [[spoiler: Maynott]] is getting completely ''off his gourd''.
* VillainousCrush: Maynott for Lucille. It's obvious he's eager to have her as a TrophyWife.
* WomanInWhite: Lucille in her stage costume.
** ManInWhite: Francœur dresses to compliment.
* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Raoul's truck, Catherine.
* WhiteGloves: Francœur.
* YouthfulFreckles: Lucille.
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* BetaCouple: Emile and Maude.
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** Francœur's "monster" outfit makes him look like TheShadow.

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** Francœur's "monster" outfit makes him look like TheShadow.Literature/TheShadow.
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** Vanessa Paradis plays Lucille in both English and French. You might know her best as [[JohnnyDepp Johnny Depp's]] wife.

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** Vanessa Paradis plays Lucille in both English and French. You might know her best as [[JohnnyDepp Johnny Depp's]] wife.ex-wife.
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* ImagineSpot: Emile daydreams about dating Maud at the beginning of the movie.
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* TheChanteuse: Lucille.
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* LoveTriangle: At least, fans ''assumed'' this would be the case, partly thanks to some apparently unreliable English summaries.

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* LoveTriangle: At least, fans Averted. Fans ''assumed'' this would be the case, partly thanks to some apparently unreliable English summaries.


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* UnlimitedWardrobe: Lucille.
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* WhatAPieceOfJunk: Raoul's truck, Catherine.



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* InASingleBound: Francœur. {{Justified|Trope}}, since he's a giant flea.

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* InASingleBound: Francœur.Francœur, which naturally leads to some pretty awesome RoofHopping. {{Justified|Trope}}, since he's a giant flea.


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* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead: Lucille.
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