By Jorge Solis
This spring, Shout! Factory, along with Eurocorp, invites families and music lovers to join them on a whimsical adventure of fantasy, comedy, and action in “A Monster in Paris.” With an English-language voice cast that consists of singing sensation Vanessa Paradis, singer/songwriter Sean Lennon, Catherine O’Hara (“Frankenweenie”), Adam Goldberg (“A Beautiful Mind”), Madeline Zima (“Heroes”), Danny Huston (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), and Jay Harrington (“Private Practice”), imagine how they will bring their CG animated characters to life!!
A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey make a massive mistake when they’re let loose in a mad scientist’s laboratory. With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally creates Franc, the product of a reaction between a common flea and one of the scientist’s mystery concoctions. What they fail to realize, however, is that this “monster” is actually a soft-centered soul with an astounding talent for music.
With the help of an enchanting nightclub singer Lucille, Franc becomes the talk of the town. Just when stories of Paris’s newest monster attracts unwanted attention, the egotistical police commissioner becomes hell-bent on securing a big prize to help his battle to become mayor. The unwitting scientists and singer must team-up to save Franc, a monster with more than a musical career to protect!
Writer/Director Bibo Bergeron (“Shark Tale”) takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey to the Parisian cityscapes of the 1900s. With a musical score by French singer/songwriter Matthieu Chedid (aka M) and Patrice Renson, expect nothing but memorably catchy song and dance numbers. “A Monster In Paris” is a fun animated film for the whole family to watch!
Own “A Monster In Paris” on DVD and Two-Disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack this April 16th, 2013.