the triplets of belleville

In this weirdly animated romp from the countryside of France to the back alleys of New York, a young Tour De France hopeful is kidnapped by an evil American millionaire. His grandmother and his dog, travel to NYC (via paddleboat) to rescue him, and are taken in and aided by the famous French singing group “The Triplets of Belleville”, now in their dotage and living on scavenged frogs. A triumph of four old women and a dog over the French mafia! Although this is an animate film, it’s quite dark and not recommended for young children. [canada/france, 2004]