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''A Cat in Paris'' (French: ''Une Vie de Chat'') is a 2010 traditionally animated film. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Zoe, a young girl, has no idea that her beloved cat Dino sneaks out every night to play accomplice to a ClassyCatBurglar named Nico, and neither does her detective mother, Jeanne. But when a notorious gangster rears his head in the city, these unlikely characters must find a way to stop his plot and gain friendship along the way.

Originally in French it received an English dub with Creator/MarciaGayHarden as Jeanne, Creator/StevenBlum as Nico, Creator/JBBlanc as Costa and Creator/AnjelicaHuston as Claudine.

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* AdultFear: Jeanne goes thorugh a parent's worse nightmare when she [[spoiler:thinks that Nico tried to kidnap her daughter. And gets another fear bomb when she realizes that it was actually Claudine who had her child. Imagine how Jeanne must have felt when she harshly discovers she laced her daughter's life in the hands of a cold hearted criminal.]]
** [[spoiler:Having your husband cop killed and knowing the man who did it. And not only that, but also having your child know who murdered his/her father.]]
* BigBad: Victor Costa.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler: Claudine.]]
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler:Nico warns Jeanne and Lucas that he wasn't kidnapping Zoe, he was only trying to help her. And after seeing Claudine (who's in her [[BitchInSheepsClothing nice lady fašade]]), he tried to tell the cop partners that ''Claudine'' is the one trying to hurt Zoe. This is justified since Nico is a thief and thieves usually do lie.]]
* CatchAFallingStar: [[spoiler: Jeanne catches Nico as he falls from well over 20 feet by his bag, and this enables him to swing effortlessly and land with no problem on a gargoyle.]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Claudine's rancid perfume allows Dino and Nico to find where she and Costa's gang are holding Zoe.]]
* TheChewToy: Zoe's mother's partner.
-->''Lucas'': Ten years on the force and she's got me following cat pawprints.
* CityOfAdventure: Paris becomes this to Nico and Dino when they go out thieving.
* ClassyCatBurglar: Nico. Bonus points for having an actual cat for a sidekick!
* CurseCutShort: A security guard in the beginning when he spots Nico: "You sneaky, son of a-"
* CuteMute: Zoe, though it's implied that it started with [[spoiler: the death of her father]]. She gets better.
* DamselInDistress: Though she's somewhat resourceful, Zoe is about as useful as an average young girl.
* DarkChick: [[spoiler: Claudine.]]
* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Costa]] falls from a crane after he hallucinates that a giant is there to catch him... ItMakesSenseInContext.
* DisappearedDad: [[spoiler: He was a police officer that was killed by Costa.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: [[spoiler:Dino, Nico, Jeanne, and Zoe are now a family.]]
* EiffelTowerEffect: The {{Trope Namer|s}} is shown, and the climax of the film takes place on top of Notre Dame de Paris.
* EvilBrit: Costa, in the English dub, has a wicked Cockney accent.
* FairCop: Jeanne.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Claudine using a vacuum to get rid of Dino while she's cleaning is a huge hint that she's an accomplice of Costa.]]
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The giant statue called The Colossus of Nairobi. If you look further south of the statue there's [[GagPenis something that might be mistaken for something it's not supposed to be.]]
* GoodCopBadCop: Jeanne and her partner, Lucas, have shades of this.
* TheHeist: What Costa and his gang are planning.
* HeldGaze: [[spoiler:Nico and Jeanne do this after everything is over.]]
* HeroicBSOD: Both Zoe and her mother suffer from this to certain degrees. Zoe [[CuteMute refuses to speak]] and Jeanne is shown breaking into sobs at work after being tormented by a demonic vision of Costa.
* HostageForMacGuffin: Costa plans to hold Zoe captive to force her mother to give him The Colossus of Nairobi.
* ItsPersonal: Zoe's mother is partly intent on catching Costa because he [[spoiler: killed her husband, a fellow cop, on his last heist]].
* KarmaHoudini: Nico seems to escape judgement for stealing millions of dollars worth of jewelry.
** {{Justified}} for Dino since he's a cat.
** {{Averted}} for Costa's gang and [[spoiler:Claudine]] who are arrested and [[CaptainObvious going to jail]].
* MacGuffin: A giant statue called The Colossus of Nairobi.
* MamaBear: Jeanne.
* [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Minions With An F In Evil]]: Costa's gang. The only one who's competent is [[spoiler:Claudine]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler: Claudine.]]
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: [[spoiler: Costa vs. Zoe's mother in the finale.]]
* NonHumanSidekick: Dino the cat, both to Zoe and Nico.
* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler:The heist that ended in Jeanne's husband, Zoe's father, and a fellow cop being murdered.]]
* NotListeningToMeAreYou: [[spoiler:Zoe asks this after she catches Nico and Jeanne paying more attention to each other than her story.]]
* OnlyOneName: Except for Costa, we don't know the full names of the cast.
* PermaStubble: Almost off the male characters shown have this.
* PoliceAreUseless: The two guards at the beginning are effortlessly outsmarted by Nico and Dino.
* ThePrecariousLedge: Nico makes a career of walking along incredibly thin ledges. At some point, he even saves a potted plant from falling off a window sill without so much as a stumble.
* RedRightHand: [[spoiler: Claudine's perfume]] functions roughly as this.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler:Claudine is working for Victor Costa.]]
* RunningGag: Dino bothering Rufus, the small and very yappy dog.
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Costa suffers this when he imagines the Colossus statue arriving to save him.]]
* ShownTheirWork: In the English version, Jeanne correctly refers to Dino as a "tomcat" which means a male cat.
* {{Sleepwalking}}: Nico almost runs into one when he's stealing another priceless piece of art.
* StopDrowningAndStandUp: One of Costa's henchman almost manages to drown in three feet of water-- until his boss yanks him up by the collar.
* SnowMeansLove: At the end of the film, Paris is coated in a lovely layer of snow as Zoe, Jeanne, Dino, and [[spoiler: Nico, presumably married to Jeanne,]] celebrate a merry Christmas.
* TapOnTheHead: Thoroughly averted. Costa [[spoiler: has his head bashed against a steel crane a few times, and promptly begins laughing madly and hallucinating]].
* TeethFlying: {{Downplayed}}. [[spoiler: Dino only loses one tooth during his brawl with Costa.]]
* WomenAreWiser: [[spoiler:Costa explicitly states that Claudine is the only one he can depend on.]]
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