contender in the Animated Feature race at the 2011 Oscars. The film was initially released in France in October 2010, but hasn't been seen by many North American viewers, and that would include me.
Independent distributor GKIDS plans to correct that with a limited U.S. theatrical engagement beginning June 1 in New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, with the potential for a national expansion in the following weeks.
A supporting English trailer is up on Apple's iTunes Movie Trailers page. The dubbed voice work is, unfortunately, horrible. (U.S. voice cast includes actress Marcia Gay Harden.)
Directed by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, A Cat in Paris tells the tale of feline Dino, a pet by day to little girl Zoe, burglar assistant by night. One evening, Dino leads Zoe to the man who murdered her father, the ruthless gangster Costa.
More info on the film can be found on its official website and Facebook page.