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Watch: 'The Simpsons' Couch Gag Directed By Sylvain Chomet Plus 'True Detective' Parody

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 5:18 PM
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So, what are people going to do on Monday when "True Detective" is over and parodies will quickly become dated? Well, "Game Of Thrones" and "Mad Men" are right around the corner, but before that, The Yellow King needs to be found, and "The Simpsons" have done just that.

Watch: Trailer For TIFF Entry 'Atilla Marcel,' Live Action Feature Debut From 'Triplets Of Belleville' Director Sylvain Chomet

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • September 3, 2013 9:24 AM
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Director Sylvain Chomet holds the distinction of helming two of the most visually and narratively wondrous animated films in recent decades; 2003's Oscar-nominated “The Triplets of Belleville” and 2010's “The Illusionist,” both of which pay tribute to silent cinema in their own unique ways — the latter even took up an unproduced script by the legendary Jacques Tati. Now Chomet is looking to replicate that success in a live-action setting with “Atilla Marcel,” for which we've just got the first trailer, before the film begins its festival run this week.

Prequel To Oscar-Nominated Animation 'The Triplets Of Belleville' In The Works, Entitled 'Swing Poppa Swing'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 18, 2012 9:10 AM
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It takes something a little special to come from outside cartoon giants Pixar and DreamWorks and make a splash in the race for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards. Pixar have won the prize six out of eleven years, and of the winners, only Hiyao Miyazaki's "Spirited Away," which picked up the gold in 2003, was produced outside the U.S. But make no mistake, French animator Sylvain Chomet is something a little special.

Exclusive: 'Illusionist' Director Sylvain Chomet Talks Jacques Tati, & Why His Next Film Will Be 3D

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • December 29, 2010 7:15 AM
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'Triplets Of Belleville' Animator Also Chimes In On Where Pixar Should Be Headed & What Happened With His Venture Into Hollywood"The Illusionist," which opened over the weekend, is French filmmaker Sylvain Chomet's first animated film since his breakthrough "Triplets of Belleville" (you're probably already humming the Oscar-nominated song right now). It's the tender and touching tale of an aging magician (modeled after French comedy master Jacques Tati whose Mr. Hulot character is beloved and legendary), whose abandoned script the film is based on) who befriends a young Scottish girl. Virtually wordless, the movie will take your breath away, not just because of the luscious hand-drawn animation but also because of the movie's raw emotionality. One of the reasons Tati never directed the film himself was because the material was too touchy, since it was his way of dealing with his abandonment of a daughter at a young age.

Watch: New Trailer For Sylvain Chomet's 'The Illusionist'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2010 9:44 AM
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A new trailer has arrived for the sophomore feature effort from "The Triplets Of Belleville" director Sylvain Chomet.

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