Movies: Two Charming Foreigners

Movies worth traveling to see arrive in the U.S.

--LES TRIPLETTES DE BELLEVILLE

Traditional animation is supposed to be dead, the victim of cost overruns and audience apathy. The shiny plastic toys of computer cartoons enchant the world--Finding Nemo is still the year's top-grossing film--while Disney and DreamWorks can't wait to junk a grand cinematic form that stretches, in glory and profit, from Snow White to The Lion King and beyond.

Apparently Sylvain Chomet didn't get the news. The French comic-strip artist spent five years making Les Triplettes de Belleville (also known as Belleville Rendez-vous), about an old woman who raises her grandson to be a Tour de...

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