PRESS REVIEW
2/07/15

The New York Times | Nicolas Rapold

A fresh historical setting and a serenely subdued look.


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2/07/15

The Dissolve | Tasha Robinson

Zarafa is a stunning-looking film.


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30/06/15

Village Voice | Sherilyn Connelly

A superior animated delight.


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3/04/13

Corriere de la Sierra | Paolo Mereghetti

This movie confirms us once again that cartoons are not systematically synonymic of superficial or infantile movies.

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25/02/13

Le Figaro | Paule Gonzales

For Le Figaro, Mediametry also elaborated the top 5 of the French movies which were the most appreciated by the French people. Overall champion Le prénom, followed by Du vent dans mes mollets, Zarafa, Amour and Populaire.

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21/02/13

Charente Libre

The giraffe in the top 10 of the profitable movies.

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26/01/13

Sud Ouest | Bertrand Ruiz

The Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques rewarded Magelis. Two feature animated film "made in Angoulême" were nominated for Césars, in the category which is reserved for them. The first one, Zarafa, was produced, imagined and conceived at Prima Linea.

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25/01/13

La Charente libre

If the Oscars avoided this extraordinary journey of the first giraffe to walk on the French ground, the Cesars Academy was more sensitive.

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6/10/12

Kino-Zeit.de | Sophie Charlotte Rieger

The adventures of the small giraffe Zarafa tells a story which can enchant big and small, touching them profoundly.

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9/08/12

Métro

This week we fail for Zarafa...

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9/08/12

La Grande Époque | Mathieu Côté-Desjardins

The vertiginous heat of the team of animation classifies Zarafa in the category of the international classics.

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4/08/12

LeDevoir.ca | François Lévesque

Zarafa has an irresistible outmoded charm.

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3/08/12

Versus | Stéphane Ledien

Attention, wonderful movie. A new example of the vigour of French animated films...

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3/08/12

LaPresse.ca | Aleksi K. Lepage

Zarafa is a kind of African Petit Prince, the child-hero discovers the rudiments of the life by unexpected meetings and formative journeys.

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2/08/12

The Gazette | Jeff Heinrich

It succeeds on every level: artistic, educational, and as entertainment.

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2/08/12

VOIR.ca | Manon Dumais

It is a very charming odyssey in which invite us Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie, as long by the sweetness of its rhythm, the prettiness of its brilliant colors that the harmony of its forms.

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28/07/12

La Presse Montréal | Marc-André Lussier

Interview with Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie.

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11/07/12

DVDFR.com | Stéphane Leblanc

Supplements: an interesting approach for this movie which takes advantage of a making of very instructive.
Image: the Master's degree of this edition is perfect in all aspects and allows to take advantage completely of the line very outlined of the movie thanks to an impeccable definition.

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11/07/12

Fichesducinema.com | Sélim Ammouche

Zarafa succeeds in showing itself perfectly entertaining, exactly written and visually remarkable.

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26/06/12

AvoirAlire.com | Frédéric Mignard

The giraffe of Jean-Christophe Lie and Remi Bezançon pursues her exotic journey in Blu-ray with an impeccable HD edition !

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17/06/12

Sud Ouest | Carine Arribeux

What the DVD loses in greatness of sets, it gains it in bonus. The fascinating making of explains all the stages of the realization of a cartoon movie.

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11/06/12

Point de vue | Adélaïde de Clermont-Tonnerre

This dreamlike, funny and moving cartoon movie, magnificently makes us travel and the pleasure lasts thanks to one hour of supplements, with in particular the making of, the very funny historic documentary "A giraffe in Paris" and the other one on the girafomania which followed.

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8/06/12

La nouvelle république

"Zarafa" : the DVD arrives !

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26/03/12

Variety Reviews | Boyd van Hoeij

Closing in on 1.5 million admissions in France, Zarafa is living proof that 3D and computer-generated animation aren't necessary as long as the story is solid and overall animation quality high.

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6/03/12

Charente Libre

Zarafa exceeds one million spectators.

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20/02/12

Baz'Art

Zarafa is definitly as high as his ambition and I recommend it to children from 5 years, and to their parents, naturally!

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17/02/12

Expert Online | Catherine Chen

A fitting tribute to Miyazaki.

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17/02/12

Berliner Morgenpost | Allegra Lorenz

Children reviews.
I recommend the movie for the whole family.

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17/02/12

Elle | Emilie Rivenq

A beautiful adventure in technicolor.

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17/02/12

Wiener Zeitung

An outstanding film for children.

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17/02/12

Der Tagesspiegel | Anna Ozsváth Lea

Zarafa is a super nice animated film about the friendship between humans and animals.

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17/02/12

Counter Punch | David Yearsley

The story, along with its visual and sonic presentation, tries to beat Hollywood at its own game, with as much talent and a fraction of the budget.

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16/02/12

Excessif | Nicolas Schiavi

A great journey, a unique tale.

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15/02/12

Écran Total

"The succes of the week" + "Echo of audience"

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15/02/12

Studio Ciné Live

Interview with Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie.

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14/02/12

PaperBlog | Denis Sasse

A delightful contribution of the Frenchmen in the world of animated features.

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10/02/12

La Croix | Corinne Renou-Nativel

Zarafa, by the potency of the history, the beauty of the pictures and the intensity of the characters, entices profoundly children and adults.

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10/02/12

Madame Figaro

Event : the unic expedition of Zarafa.

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9/02/12

The Hollywood Reporter | Jordan Mintzer

Both thematically pertinent and cleverly kid-friendly.

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9/02/12

VSD

An original and moving animated film.

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9/02/12

La Vie | Bernard Génin

A nice cartoon that parents will not get bored.

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9/02/12

Le Pélerin | Laurent Djian

This superb Zarafa has established itself as one of the best movies of winter hollydays.

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9/02/12

CarrefourdesCultures.com | Mickaël Tardu

A magical adventure, for a successful animated film.

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8/02/12

FigaroScope | Emmanuèle Frois

A pure wonder.

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8/02/12

CineMovies.fr | Reynald Dal Barco

Rémi Bezançon and his new partner Jean-Christophe Lie cooked up a magical story.

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8/02/12

Le Parisien | Pierre Vavasseur

You will have a crush for this giraffe.

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8/02/12

Métro | Valérie Levillain

Between cogitation and wonder, this touching story should please all family.

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8/02/12

Le Figaro | Emmanuèle Frois

Interview with Rémi Bezançon.

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8/02/12

Ciné Obs | Guillaume Loison

Interview with Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie.

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8/02/12

L'Union

A wonder.

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8/02/12

20 Minutes | Caroline Vié

An animated delight.

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8/02/12

RFI | Elisabeth Lequeret

This splendid cartoon should, by its pedagogic virtues, entice as much the children as their parents.

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8/02/12

PixelCreation.fr | Paul Schmitt

Interview with Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie.

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8/02/12

Paris Mômes

A beautiful humanist movie.

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8/02/12

Télérama | Cécile Mury

Between nice adventures and cruel portrait of France of the XIXth century, Zarafa offers two films in one.

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7/02/12

iTélé | JT 21h

Cinema section of the 21h newscast.

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7/02/12

France 2 | JT 13h

Cinema section of the 13h newscast.

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7/02/12

TF1 | JT 13h

Cinema section of the 13h national newscast.

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7/02/12

L'Express | Christophe Carrière

Zarafa draws the young spectator from above by playing the card of l 'humanisme and sincerity.

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7/02/12

Screen Daily | Lisa Nesselson

A visually splendid and emotionally satisfying animated adventure for all ages, Zarafa boasts all the ingredients for international success.

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7/02/12

Europe 1 - La Matinale | Bruce Toussaint

Special magazine supplement on Zarafa.

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7/02/12

Studio Ciné Live | Sophie Benamon

The force of this movie owes to this screenplay full of rebounds, magnificently interpreted by a casting of voices we do not use to hear in animated films.

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7/02/12

Charente Libre | Alexandre Le Boulc'h

"The great walk of Zarafa" : report on the creation and the production of the movie.

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6/02/12

Femme Actuelle | Isabelle Giordano

Another cartoon feature made in France that blends poetry and quality. To discover with the whole family, of course.

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6/02/12

Télé 2 Semaines | Thomas Colpaert

The charm works and invites all children to dream and travel.

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6/02/12

Animeland

The result is a delight, both a cruel story and an aesthetic delight.

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6/02/12

Télé Loisirs | Gwénola Trouillard

Beyond the adventure, a humanist tale.

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6/02/12

ToutLeCine.com | Camille Esnault

Congratulations to Remi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie who offer us a tale that is good for us.

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5/02/12

Le JDD | Jean-Pierre Lacomme

A success both for screenplay and graphism.

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05/02/12

Sud Ouest | Sophie Avon

Zarafa is designed in 2D (part in Angoulême), which recalls that animation can have relief without the use of advanced technology.

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5/02/12

EcranLarge.com | Louise Amara

A real gem that is sure to find his young (and old) audience.

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5/02/12

Nord Eclair | Fadette Drouard

Few grams of finesse in a bustling world of brutes.

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3/02/12

Le Figaro | Laurence Halloche

Cette ode à la liberté impose en 2D une esthétique soignée qui n'use pas d'artifices.

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3/02/12

Femina

This cartoon is a pretty unusual moment in cinema to be shared with the family, for the great joy of all.

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2/02/12

Le Point | Florence Colombani

Zarafa takes us from Alexandria to Paris with a delicacy of touch that commands admiration.

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1/02/12

Canal + | La quotidienne du cinéma

Interview with Rémi Bezançon.

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1/02/12

TV Grandes Chaînes

A moment of intelligent relaxation.

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1/02/12

Sonovision Broadcast | François Ploye

Making of : sujet sur la fabrication de Zarafa.

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1/02/12

Première

Seeing Zarafa, we can say that 2D still has a bright future ahead of it.

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1/02/12

Enfants Magazine | Florence Colombani

There is a breath of Lawrence of Arabaie or Dickens in these 2D adventures.

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1/02/12

mativi.fr | Aline François

"Zarafa at the Movies" : report on Zarafa shot at La Rochelle on the occasion of the opening of the exhibition devoted to her.

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26/01/12

AlloCiné | Brigitte Baronnet

Interview with Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie.

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22/01/12

Le Mag Femina - Sud Ouest | Bertrand Ruiz, Amélia Blanchot

"Zarafa star charentaise" : report on the creation of the movie, and the girafomania in Poitou-Charentes.

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22/01/12

Sud Ouest | Elise Renoleau

A film "beautiful", "moving", "magic", the audience did not find enough superlatives to describe their impression after the screening yesterday.

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20/01/12

France 3 Poitou-Charentes

Video on Zarafa recorded at the Muséum d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle on the occasion of the exhibition dedicated to her.

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19/01/12

Sud Ouest

Special supplement devoted entirely to "The new life of Zarafa the giraffe".

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18/01/12

AbusDeCine.com | Coralie Agnimel

Zarafa's story is beautiful, touching and full of emotions. Advocating the importance of friendship and freedom, this feature is recommended for families because it will appeal to both children and parents.

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16/01/12

AvoirAlire.com | Frédéric Mignard

Adventure, exotic and gorgeous pencil marks are on the menu of the first steps of Rémi Bezançon in animation feature for children.

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11/01/12

France 3 Grand Lyon

Video on Zarafa recorded at Pathé Bellecour and Parc de la Tête d'Or in Lyon on the occasion of the Zarafa Tour.

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07/01/12

Sud Ouest | Bertrand Ruiz

Ode to freedom and friendship, Zarafa revives the tradition of the great adventure film.

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07/01/12

Charente Libre | Alexandre Le Boulc'h

Served by the voice of François-Xavier Demaison, Simon Abkarian et Thierry Frémont, Zarafa has the means of its ambitions.

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03/01/12

ecranlarge.com | Laurent Pecha

Children will love it... and parents will find their inner child.

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6/09/11

toutlecine.com

Rémi Bezançon just recorded on an animated film he co-directed with Jean-Christophe Lie, the author of the magnificent Man in the Blue Gordini (nominated for a Cesar in 2011).

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25/07/11

Cineuropa | Fabien Lemercier

On the way up after the success of Le Premier jour du reste de ta vie and waiting for Un heureux événement, Rémi Bezançon explores the animation feature...

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25/05/11

Charente Libre | Alexandre Le Boulc'h

Interview with Rémi Bezançon : "It still lacks the sound and music, but already I love the result"…

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23/03/11

Charente Libre | Alexandre Le Boulc'h

Portrait of Bolhem Bouchiba : "The animated fate of the former carpenter".

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11/12/10

Studio Ciné Live | Emmanuel Cirodde

The tandem [Rémi Bezançon et Jean-Christophe Lie] takes us into the magic of African tales...

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2/03/10

Charente Libre | Alexandre Le Boulc'h

Tordre le cou au genre, c'est la marque de fabrique de Prima Linea.

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