Triplets of Belleville


1h 20m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy. Noticing that the lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now he is ready to enter the world-famous cycling race

Film Details

Also Known As
Belleville Rendez-Vous, Bienvenidos a Belleville, Das große Rennen von Belleville, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Trion från Belleville, Triplettes de Belleville, Les, große Rennen von Belleville
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bbc Worldwide; Canal Plus; Cartoon Media; Celluloid Dreams; Les Armateurs; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; CinTart; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Cts; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Frenetic Films; Mikado Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Playarte Pictures; Quasar Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Tartan Films; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Spain); Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

Synopsis

Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy. Noticing that the lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now he is ready to enter the world-famous cycling race the Tour de France. However during this cycling contest, two mysterious men in black kidnap Champion. Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno set out to rescue him. Their quest takes them across the ocean to a giant megalopolis called Belleville where they encounter the renowned "Triplets of Belleville," three eccentric female music-hall stars from the '30s who decide to take Madame Souza and Bruno under their wing. Thanks to Bruno's brilliant sense of smell, the brave duo are soon on to Champion's trail. But will they succeed in beating the devilish plans of the evil French mafia?

Film Details

Also Known As
Belleville Rendez-Vous, Bienvenidos a Belleville, Das große Rennen von Belleville, Les Triplettes de Belleville, Trion från Belleville, Triplettes de Belleville, Les, große Rennen von Belleville
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Bbc Worldwide; Canal Plus; Cartoon Media; Celluloid Dreams; Les Armateurs; StudioCanal
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; CinTart; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Cts; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Distribution; Diaphana Films; Frenetic Films; Mikado Film; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Playarte Pictures; Quasar Films; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing; Tartan Films; United International Pictures; Vertigo Films (Spain); Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Animated Feature and Best Musical Score from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Animated Feature from the New York Film Critics Circle.

Winner of the 2003 award for Best Foreign Film from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Winner of the 2003 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing in Animated Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Released in United States Fall November 26, 2003

Released in United States on Video May 4, 2004

Released in United States 2003

Released in United States November 2003

Released in United States Fall November 26, 2003

Released in United States on Video May 4, 2004

Released in United States 2003 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 29-September 1, 2003.)

Released in United States November 2003 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Special Screening) November 6-16, 2003.)

Winner of two 2004 awards including Best Canadian Film and Best Animated Feature by the Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA).