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full of character, great fun - very French!
on 5 July 2012
This is a completely charming, in places very funny hour-long animation from France. Zoe's cat has a double life - house pet during the day, accomplice to a cat burglar by night. Zoe herself is troubled. Her father, a policeman, has been shot and killed by the notorious Costa, and her mother, also a police officer, is out to catch him, so she works long hours ; Zoe herself, traumatised, has lost the power of speech. The two strands - Costa-chasing and the cat's night existence - come together in a fast-paced and exciting plot, with many ingenious and unexpectedly comic moments (for example, in the several appearances of a little dog called Rufus). The animation itself is very characterful, with splendid shots of Parisian rooftops, the Eiffel Tower and Notre-Dame, where the final climax happens. The style is a little like the cartoonist Fougasse. It's colourful and always attractive. We took our 4-year-old grandson to see it and he was completely engrossed - and so were we. The only slight quibble I have - which would not trouble a child at all - is the unconvincing melange of accents they've used in the English dubbing on the DVD ; American, Irish, cod German and Docklands London. Why? But it really doesn't spoil the film - and you are offered the option of the original French with subtitles.