Director: Sylvain Chomet
Writer: Sylvain Chomet
Starring: Béatrice Bonifassi, Betty Bonifassi, Lina Boudreault
Released: May 13, 2004
Rating: (PG)
Runtime: 81 minutes
Story: In this animated French film, a boy named Champion trains relentlessly for the Tour de France, with the help of his loyal grandmother and overweight dog, Bruno (who loves to bark at passing trains). When the big race comes, Champion and a few of his fellow racers are kidnapped by some box-shouldered thugs who spirit them off to Belleville (a surreal impression of 1930s-1950s Manhattan) where they are forced to pedal as part of a clandestine gambling operation. Bruno and grandma set out across the sea in a paddle boat to rescue their boy, but once ashore they soon become lost, hungry and penniless, that is until the frog-eating Triplets of Belleville, former scat singing jazz prodigies turned experimental musicians, come to their rescue.
Béatrice Bonifassi (singing voice)
Betty Bonifassi Triplets (voice)
Lina Boudreault Triplets (voice)
Michèle Caucheteux (voice)
Jean-Claude Donda (voice)
Mari-Lou Gauthier Triplets (voice)
Charles Prévost Linton (singing voice)
Michel Robin (voice)
Monica Viegas (voice)