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Mia et le Migou (2008)

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One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who is trapped in a landslide at a remote construction site.

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Benoît Chieux (screenplay), Jacques-Rémy Girerd | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dany Boon ... Le Migou (voice)
John DiMaggio ... Jekhide (voice)
Garance Lagraa Garance Lagraa ... Mia (voice)
Charlie Girerd Charlie Girerd ... Aldrin (voice)
Matthew Modine ... Mr. Houston / Godfrey (voice)
Laurent Gamelon Laurent Gamelon ... Jekhilde (voice)
Wallace Shawn ... The Migoo (voice)
Pierre Richard ... Pedro (voice)
Jean-Pierre Coffe Jean-Pierre Coffe ... Nénesse (voice)
Amanda Misquez Amanda Misquez ... Mia (voice)
Vincent Agnello ... Aldrin (voice)
Yolande Moreau ... Les Lantines / La sorcière (voice)
Chris Jai Alex ... Charlemagne (voice)
Miou-Miou ... Juliette (voice)
Romain Bouteille Romain Bouteille ... Baklava (voice)
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Storyline

One night Mia has a premonition. So after saying a few words of parting at her mother's grave, she sets out on a journey across mountains and jungles to search for her father, who is trapped in a landslide at a remote construction site.

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Genres:

Animation | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and brief mild language | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | Italy

Language:

French

Release Date:

10 December 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Mia and the Migoo See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,975, 27 March 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$16,975, 27 March 2011
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Company Credits

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Folimage,Enanimation,Gertie See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) |

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Big disappointment, amateurish writing and directing.
14 June 2008 | by info-13032See all my reviews

I saw this film at the world premiere at the Festival d'Annecy 2008, in Annecy, France. The designs were charmingly old school and the movie seemed cute.

Unfortunately, it's really badly written. The story, although it's for kids and revolves around a very classical them (mean greedy corporate suit destroys nature for money but little innocent girl meets magical beings and fights with only her innocence), is treated way too naively.

Although the characters have clear goals, the story is really badly structured and the overall pace of the film is boring. The fact that the dialogue are extremely poor only makes it worse. They're awkward, sound awfully unnatural, are way too long and inefficient for conveying the needed information to the audience.

So bad story, badly structured, served by bad dialogues. But the actors suck quite a bit too. I saw the movie in its original french version (my mother tongue), and the actors just sound awful and lack believability and every single one of their lines (the fact that they've been given amateur lines in the first place must not help).

All of the above plus a million other details make a movie that just simply DOESN'T work. Every person I spoke to after the screening (many of them animation professionals) said they just couldn't get to care about the characters and that none of the emotion worked in the film. Nobody felt sad when something sad happened, nobody felt any kind of tension during the scenes where there was supposed to be some, the climax didn't work at all, etc.

I'm here judging the film on its "film" qualities (writting, directing, acting), not on the technical side of things. But as a side note: the animation sucked balls, too. A few characters are cute, but the Migou (the strange creature) just look awkward and have an annoying personality.

What was very promising seems just like the poor man's My Neighbour Totoro.

It still bends my mind that it takes so long (6 years) to mount and produce such a film. The animation industry seems like a crazy place that needs to refine its financing channels...


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