La vieille dame et les pigeons (1997)

Canada, France, Belgium, UK, 1997
25m
colour
mono, English

A Canadian/French/Belgian/British short animated fantasy film directed by Sylvain Chomet.

Plot Summary

A starving gendarme is close to death, reduced to eating the remnants of food discarded by fat American tourists. Seeing a woman feeding pigeons, he decides to disguise himself as one but gets a lot more than he bargained for.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Sylvain Chomet
Les Productions Pascal Blais, Les Armateurs, Club d’Investissement Média, Productions Django, Odec Kid Cartoons, Trans Europe Film. With the financial participation of Téléfilm Canada, SODEC, Gouvernement du Québec – Programme de crédits d’impôt, Gouvernement du Canada – Programme de crédits d’impôt, Centre National de la Cinématographie, BBC Worldwide, BBC Bristol
Executive Producers (Canada): Bernard Lajoie, Jean-Yves Martel
Executive Producers (Europe): Didier Brunner, Michel Dutheil
Executive Producer (BBC): Colin Rose
Producers: Didier Brunner, Bernard Lajoie
Associate Producer: Pascal Blais
Production Coordinator: Claire Dame
Scenario: Sylvain Chomet
Dialogue: David Freedman, Alan Gilbey
Storyboard Artist: Sylvain Chomet
Assistant Director: Denis Roy
Animation Director: Sylvain Chomet
Animators: Carbo [real name: Michel Carbonneau], Gérard T. Goulet, Jens Hahn, Serge Cicerone, Somboun Souannhaphanh, Sylvain Chomet
Assistant Animators: Daniel J. Lacroix, Mario Carmel, Pénélope Paicheler, Simon Dupuis
Computer Animator: Alain Dumais
Background Artist: Nicolas de Crécy
Assistant Background Artist: Evgeni Tomov
Inbetween Artists: Jim Pidgeon, Yatchi-Lau, Christian Dion, Félix Lavallée, Joseph Siddiqi, Kirk S. Sandiford, Marc Simard, Marisol Gagnon, Michel Bernard, Michel Therrien, Paul Desmarais
Editors: Chantal Colibert, Hélène Girard
Music: Jean Corti
Supervising Sound Editor: Michel B. Bordeleau
Sound Editor: Sylvie Masse
Assistant Sound Editor: Sylvain Richard
Foley Artist: Sid Lieberman
Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Gavin Fernandes
Visual Effects: Luminefix Inc.
Visual Effects Supervisor: Denis Roy
Visual Effects Coordinator: Eric Bolté

Cast
Jim Pidgeon
Michoue Sylvain
Andrea Usher-Jones

Alternative Titles

La anciana y las palomas – Argentina
La anciana y las palomas – Spain
Az Öreg hölgy és a galambok – Hungary
The Old Lady and the Pigeons – English language title

Extracts included in
Animated Two: 8 October 1997
Cinema16: World Short Films (2008)
Visionado obligado: Bienvenidos a Belleville (2012)