Innovative animated film worth seeing

Libby Hill

Libby Hill

Animated films are a dime a dozen. It seems these days that as soon as a studio turns a profit with an animated movie hundreds of sequels are immediately thrown into preproduction.

That’s why it’s so very special when an original and heartfelt cartoon graces the silver screen.

In the year 2003, the movie industry was blessed with two such movies. Finding Nemo is the well-known feature, one most are familiar with, but there was another that you would be remiss to not make an extra effort to go see.

The Triplets of Belleville is a throwback to the early days of cartoons, a jaunty, involving movie of which you can count the number of lines on one hand. It is the story of a grandmother and her grandson and the only thing that makes him truly happy: riding his bicycle.

And also, there is a fat dog.

Beyond the beauty of the story, Triplets features phenomenal music, an absolute necessity in storytelling when working with a film with little to no dialogue.

Similarly to Nemo, Triplets involves an individual on an elaborate quest for a missing love who during the journey meets up with some incredible characters and gets involved in hilarious situations.

Both films are beautiful and worth seeing again and again. See it while you can and you won’t regret it.

5 stars