Teaser Trailer for French Animation THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin)

[postlink http://www.vlicious.org/2011/04/french-teaser-for-rabbis-cat-le-chat-du.html[/postlink]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPtZOUr0Ctcendofvid
An upcoming French animated film directed by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, based on Sfar’s eponymous comic-book series. It tells the story of a cat which obtains the ability to speak after swallowing a parrot, and its owner who is a rabbi in 1920s Algeria. The voice cast includes François Morel, Maurice Bénichou and Hafsia Herzi.

The film being produced by the Paris-based animation studio Banjo and production company Autochenille. Both companies were launched by Sfar, Delesvaux, and illustrator Clement Oubrerie with the goal of “making author-driven, challenging films to appeal to children and adults.” The hand-drawn film is modestly budgeted at under US$18 million. That’s similar to the budget for The Illusionist, and a far cry from the ever-increasing costs of CG features like Hop ($63 million), Rango ($150 million) and Tangled ($200-plus million).

THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin) - Poster
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin)
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin)
THE RABBI’S CAT (Le Chat du Rabbin)
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