Western Animation: A Monster in Paris
A Monster In Paris
(Un Monstre à Paris
) is a French animated film directed by Eric "Bibo" 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.
This film contains examples of:
- Adorkable: Francœur, Emile, and Raoul.
- Alternate History: The real flood of 1910 didn't have to deal with a giant flea, and wasn't settled by giant sunflowers.
- There's also the inauguration of Montmartre's funicular. In Real Life, it happened in 1900.
- In the movie, Maynott intends to become mayor of Paris. In Real Life, 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.
- Dating is a thing in the film. However, during that time period, courting was still in trend. Dating is a thing of the modern day.
- Amplified Animal Aptitude: Charles, and Francœur to a much greater extent.
- Angelic Beauty: While she's not a real angel, Lucille's stage costume was made with this in mind.
- Artistic License – Biology: Taken with Francœur on a few levels.
- Ax-Crazy: Maynott becomes this in the climax, even wields one.
- Batman in My Basement
- Beast and Beauty: A platonic example.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: 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. It's revealed that Lucille feels the same at the end.
- Beta Couple: Emile and Maude.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: Francœur is a giant (albeit anthropomorphic) flea.
- Call Back: Emile using an umbrella as a weapon against Maynott is a callback to his daydream at the start of the film.
- The Chanteuse: Lucille.
- Chekhov's Gun: The sunflower seed Raoul pockets during his first trip to the lab is used to save him and Lucille from falling to their death during the Eiffel Tower battle.
- Childhood Friend Romance: Victorious Raoul.
- Coat, Hat, Mask: Francœur.
- Cool and Unusual Punishment: Maynott's final fate.
- Companion Cube: Catherine to Raoul.
- Cool Mask: Again, Francœur.
- Costume Porn: Francœur and Lucille's stage outfits.
- Creative Closing Credits: Made up of the film's own Concept Art and Storyboards.
- Cute Monster: Francœur◊ is absolutely adorable.
- Cute Mute: 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?