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Plunge into the wonders of 'April and the Extraordinary World'

Plunge into the wonders of 'April and the Extraordinary World'

Though its output is at times overshadowed by work from other countries, French animation is a force to be reckoned with, and never more so than in the strangely wonderful, wonderfully strange "April and the Extraordinary World."

With Marion Cotillard voicing the title character in both the original French and the English dubbed version, "April" is ambitious in scale and often gorgeous to look at. Directed by Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci, it benefits most of all from the work of much-admired veteran French graphic novelist Jacques Tardi.

Tardi, best known for bringing the intrepid heroine Adèle Blanc-Sec to life, is credited here for...

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