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The Old Lady and the Pigeons (La vieille dame et les pigeons) (1997)

The Old Lady and the Pigeons
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James Pidgeon James Pidgeon
Michoue Sylvain Michoue Sylvain
Andrea Usher-Jones Andrea Usher-Jones

Written by (View all)
Sylvain Chomet Sylvain Chomet
David Freedman David Freedman


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Description: While American popcorn-eating tourists wobble around Paris and pigeons are too fat to fly, a starving French gendarme is desperate for food. Watching the birds feast on cakes and crumbs brought by an old lady, he slowly realizes that his best chance of survival is to dress up like a pigeon and try to trick the old lady into feeding him as well. The old lady doesn't seem to suspect anything and serves the oversized man-bird all kinds of food in her home, and while he slowly gets fatter and fatter, the line between man and bird is getting blurry. And when he at last finds out what he has gotten himself into, it's far too late to t ... (more)
Release date: 27 May 1998
Tags: Animation (2), Short Film (2), Short (1), 1997 (1), Canada (1), France (1), Belgium (1), UK (1), Canadian (1), Comedy (1), Animated (1), French (1), HQ (1)
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"DIR: Sylvain Chomet SUMMARY: A starving gendarme discovers he can obtain free food from an old lady by disguising himself as a giant pigeon. WHY IT'S HERE: French animator Sylvain Chomet's 'The Old Lady and the Pigeons' is a terrific short which was the debut effort by an animation talent who would go on to make some of the greatest animated features of all time. Playing out like a sick joke, Chomet's debut short predicts the wonderful attention to detail and penchant for the grotesque that "

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