Sunday, September 28, 2008

Hey! I love Sylvain Chomet and he was written up to sound like an arrogant French geezer in the NY Times yesterday. 

This Desperaux mouse looks just like the mechanic who fixes the bicycle machine for the Wine Mafia in Triplets of Belleville, (not to mention that he also bears a strong resemblance to Cheburashka) so I don't know if it really counts as a "new" character design, but whatever, please list Mr. Chomet in the credits. So that more people will conceivable watch Triplets, which is one of the greatest movies ever made. Really.

(Even though Mr. Chomet left Nicolas de Crécy (one of the single most talented artists in the world of animation/bandes dessinées) out of the credits for Triplets. After Mr. de Crécy did the art direction, until he left the production. Which makes the present controversy a little ironic, I think.)

I love you both, Sylvain and Nicolas. Please make another movie together OK?

(PS the picture above is from the little-known, but beautiful and hilarious short La Vieille Dame et les Pigeons. Go watch it.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are wrong about Nicolas de Crécy participating in the development or the production of 'The Triplets': they split with Sylvain Chomet more than two years before any work on the movie was even started. The only project they worked on together was the short 'The Old Lady and the Pigeons' which was completed in 1996 and they split right after it. Their relation remained quite sour ever since. 'The Triplets' development started in 1998-99 and De Cressy never worked on it. This does not make Sylvain a nice character: he is very talented but his personality should make us all very skeptical about all he says...