The Weinstein Company is releasing the French-Candian co-production, Leap! on March 3rd – and here is the first trailer. The film stars the voice of starring Elle Fanning as an orphan girl dreaming of becoming a ballerina, making her way to Paris, where she passes for someone else and accedes to the position of pupil at the Grand Opera house.
Directed by Eric Summer and Éric Warin (the latter Eric an animator on The Triplets of Belleville) and produced in Montreal Canada, the film was released in France (under its original title, Ballerina) earlier this month. Here’s out first peek:
The filmmakers used key frame animation of Aurélie Dupont and Jérémie Bélingard, two star dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet, to translate realistic dance choreography to the animated film. Dupont became the de facto choreographer of the film’s dance sequences.
(Thanks to Tommy Williams)