The French Animation Thread

wanderingwandering Registered User regular
edited April 2016 in Singularity Engine++
This is a thread for discussing dessins animés français - French animation.

French animation has a long and rich history. The short film Fantasmagorie, made in 1908, is one of the first-ever hand-drawn animated films, and the first ever projected on film:



René Laloux’s 1973 film Fantastic Planet, a bizarre cut-out surrealistic science fiction movie, was the winner of the special jury prize at Cannes:



Paul Grimault’s 1980 film The King and the Mockingbird was over 3 decades in the making:



Perhaps the best known French animator working today is Sylvain Chomet, the director of The Triplets of Belleville and The Illusionist:





France is also home to Gobelins L'École de L'Image – one of the finest animation schools in the world. It’s known for it’s grueling, all day entrance exams where a large pool of candidates are whittled down to a narrow few. Here’s one of many fantastic short films produced at the school:



France is also the home of the popular series Wakfu:



Anyway discuss all things French and animated here!

(Please don’t discuss Japanese animation in this thread.)

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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. i did meet some of the most insufferable people but, they also met meRegistered User regular
    I have needed this to post.

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I love The Triplets of Belleville

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  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    The only French animated films I have seen were a couple of the Asterix animated films.

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  • AnzekayAnzekay Registered User regular
    this is my new favourite thread

    I've seen that short film from Gobelins before, it's super super rad.

    and Wakfu is, like, the best thing ever

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    I love The Triplets of Belleville

    I hated it

    But I was like

    12 when I saw it so I prooooooobably am not a good judge, here

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular


    I have probably watched this like 30 times

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I love The Triplets of Belleville

    I hated it

    But I was like

    12 when I saw it so I prooooooobably am not a good judge, here

    12 year old butler is terrible, you heard it here first

  • GvzbgulGvzbgul Ask me about my scrotalist agenda Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    The only French animated films I have seen were a couple of the Asterix animated films.
    Oh, and like, all of the Tintin animated series.

  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    12 year old Butler was mediocre at worst

    18-19 year old Butler, now he was terrible.

    A total dumbass.

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Hello yes I love this short



    I've always seen it as a nice analogue to dealing with personal anxiety.

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    The only French animated films I have seen were a couple of the Asterix animated films.
    Oh, and like, all of the Tintin animated series.

    Actually, I need a judgement on whether Tintin is French or Belgian.

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  • Tommy2HandsTommy2Hands what is this where am i Registered User regular
    is this where we argue about studio ghibli films

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    I saw a French animated movie about a bear and a mouse that was a beautiful little story and I can't remember the name!

    It made me feel all warm and fuzzy though

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  • RingoRingo HE KEEPS REPEATING THE LINE I'M GONNA CRY BLEASE LET HIM LIVE YOU MADE ME WATCH SO MUCH KISSING IN THIS FILM LET INIGO LIVERegistered User regular
    12 year old Butler was mediocre at worst

    18-19 year old Butler, now he was terrible.

    A total dumbass.

    And yet, even knowing this, he continues to be Butler for life

    Can we truly trust a man who makes such terrible decisions?

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    I love The Triplets of Belleville

    I hated it

    But I was like

    12 when I saw it so I prooooooobably am not a good judge, here

    eh I dunno, it's not trying to appeal to younger audiences, but it's also just a weird, artsy, disjointed, surreal film that I wouldn't blame anyone of any age for not finding appealing.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    I bet three pages in people will be talking about the other kind of anime

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    No, you cannot

    But I don't need your trust

    Why do you think I decided not to be Butler For A Democratically Elected Term With Defined Limits?

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  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    ban platypus

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Metropolis is a pretty dang good animé

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  • MachwingMachwing It looks like a harmless old computer, doesn't it? Left in this cave to rot ... or to flower!Registered User regular
    the illusionist is probably my favorite animated film, when I think about it

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  • GustavGustav Registered User regular
    You know what else is super rad?

    French sci-fi comics.

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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    ban platypus

    Ne tirez pas sur le messager

  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2016
    Machwing wrote: »
    the illusionist is probably my favorite animated film, when I think about it

    I adore it visually, but I think I prefer Triplets over all. Because the music. And maybe the cyclist jokes.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    edited April 2016
    I bet three pages in people will be talking about the other kind of anime

    Just nOt going to happen. it Just wOn't haPpen. A Really severe violaTion oF fOrUm Rules isn'T sOmething we shoulD mAke fun of, Yeah?

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  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    Butler no

    Bad

    Bad Butler

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  • MachwingMachwing It looks like a harmless old computer, doesn't it? Left in this cave to rot ... or to flower!Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Machwing wrote: »
    the illusionist is probably my favorite animated film, when I think about it

    I adore it visually, but I think I prefer Triplets over all. Because the music. And maybe the cyclist jokes.

    I've never seen it! I too probably would have hated it for the art style, when I was younger.

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  • Butler For Life #1Butler For Life #1 Twinning is WinningRegistered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Butler no

    Bad

    Bad Butler

    My keyboard is broken

    You can't prove anything

  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    Butler no

    Bad

    Bad Butler

    My keyboard is broken

    You can't prove anything

    the aurora borealis?
    at this time of year?
    at this time of day?
    in this part of the country?
    localized entirely within your post?

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    I bet three pages in people will be talking about the other kind of anime

    and then it will be locked and we'll be told it's why we can't have nice things.

  • GrobianGrobian What's on sale? Pliers!Registered User regular
    Gustav wrote: »
    You know what else is super rad?

    French sci-fi comics.

    I think at some point there was talk about turning the Incal into a live action movie. Has anyone heard what became of that?

    I really loved that series, I think it was my first introduction to Moebius. Sadly I only have the modern recolor at home because it was the only (german) version available for a while. They did release a new edition of the originals later but I couldn't really justify the cost.

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  • WeaverWeaver Who are you? What do you want?Registered User regular
    royale with cheese

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  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    :3

    oh wait, french animation

    le :3

    Gvzbgul wrote: »
    A new born baby's skin is still porous, you can just leave them sitting in a bucket of blood and they'll soak up what they need.
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  • PlatyPlaty Registered User regular
    edited April 2016
    Weaver wrote: »
    royale with cheese

    Reposting this because people thought it was funny
    I once asked a friend of mine if he knew what they call the Royale with cheese in America

    He didn't believe me they call it a "Quarter Pounder", he thought that was something the Simpsons made up

    You can no longer get a Royale with cheese around here anymore though which is a bit sad

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  • RandomEncounterRandomEncounter Registered User regular
  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver A Lannister Always Pays His Debts Hear Me RoarRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    This is not a thread.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    This is not a thread.

    You're not a thread.

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    ceci n'est pas une honeypot

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  • cB557cB557 voOOP Registered User regular
    @21stCentury has mentioned an animated show from Quebec called Cybersix to me. Would it count as animé since it was in French, or does it specifically have to be from France to count as animé?

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »


    I have probably watched this like 30 times

    i, too, have played heavy rain

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  • NiryaNirya Registered User regular
    Speaking of French animes, this thing is coming out in April and looks baller as fuck.

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