imdb.com). This is an animated French movie whose English language version is running now in U.S. cinemas.
"The cat.." is beautifully drawn. The artful style reminds me a bit of Art Deco paintings and the faces could be painted by Armedo Modigliani or by Marc Chagall. The movie makers didn`t try to replicate reality, instead they showed the world in a highly stylized version. It´s a lot of fun to watch what kind of symbols they invented in their drawn world.
The plot isn´t very important. The movie tells a very simple adventure story which is a bit funny, a bit silly and suitable for small children. But even adults can enjoy the film because of its optical charm and the frequent references to a lot of famous movies like Vertigo or Tarantino`s Reservoir Dogs. The short flick (just 70 minutes) could be a nice hors d'oeuvres for a pleasant evening.