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This review is from: Belleville Rendez-Vous  [DVD] (DVD)
This is something that has your eyes wide open, childlike, from beginning to end. It shares it's charm with Nick Park's Creature Comforts but unlike our plasticine friends' Belleville Rendezvous inhabits a slight darker world.
Like Ardman, it chooses to make a charicature of it's host nation, but then goes some. France is both quaint and tiresome through the eyes of the director, but more viciously, America is a grotesque nightmare.
Whilst the politicking will keep the intellectuals amused, the real fun is the adventure. And what an adventure it is. Dog lovers will love Bruno, and just plain humans will love everything else.
If there is a genre, and a tradition, this film adheres to it with a final chase scene that is brilliantly absurd. Disney doesn't make this stuff. Because it can't. It's not allowed. And for that we really all should be thankful. See it, whether you are nine or ninety - it's a masterpiece.