A Monster in Paris

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A Monster In Paris (Un Monstre à Paris) is a 2011 French animated film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron, with music by Matthieu Chedid, aka -M-.

During the Great Flood of 1910, Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing the citizens of Paris. However, the monster takes refuge with a beautiful, kind-hearted singer named Lucille and is revealed to be actually quite harmless. Now all of them must continue to protect the monster, Francœur, from the chief of police who's out to kill him.

View the trailer (with subtitles) here.

Also the English version here.

Tropes used in A Monster in Paris include:

"The smaller you are, the less people look at you. At... At least that's been my experience."

  • The Speechless: Francoeur, outside of the songs, is incapable of speaking and chirps (or sings basic sounds) instead, which makes him even cuter.
    • The set-up for A Monster in Paris (the song) implies he needs to hear music of any sort to be able to talk/sing.
  • The Stinger: Two, one before and one after the credits.
  • Talking Animal: Charles is an interesting variation. He can't talk, but circumvents this by writing on cards. And he must be writing really fast.
  • Title Drop: In one of the songs sung by Francoeur.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: Paté is confronted to this choice as he realizes that Maynott is a bastard and is completely losing his sanity. He chooses the second option.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Emile, during the climax.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Raoul.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The more the climax progresses, the more it's obvious that Maynott is getting completely off his gourd.
  • Woman in White: Lucille in her stage costume.
  • White Gloves: Francoeur.
  • Youthful Freckles: Lucille.