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Raining Cats and Frogs

Original title: Prophétie des Grenouilles, La
German title: Geheimnis der Frösche, Das
France, 2003

Director: Girerd, Jacques-Rémy
Production company: Folimage
Co-producers: Studio Canal, France 2-Cinema, Canal+
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Animation. The frog's grim prophecy has become a reality. Forty days and nights of rain see Tom and Lili, heroes in short trousers, stranded on a modern-day Noah's Ark. Unrest among their animal companions leads to a full-scale revolution, not helped by some hungry carnivores unsatisfied with a potatoes-only diet. Tom and Lili are confronted with the mammoth task of saving life on earth. (Source: Studio Canal)

“The rain will be terrible! The rivers will overflow, the dams will burst and there will be flooding everywhere. A Great Flood will come that will cover the entire world. All living things will drown in the rising waters. Is anybody listening? A new Great Flood is coming!”
Unfortunately, nobody is listening to the frogs’ prophecy, except for the farmer Ferdinand, who manages to save himself on an improvised Noah’s ark as the bad weather sets in. It rains for forty days and nights, after which time the world is just one big ocean containing Ferdinand’s raft with the children and the zoo animals that managed to survive. The showers of rain continue. When it looks as though there’s no end in sight to the downpour, the travellers move closer together. Supplies begin to run out, but at least there’s plenty of potatoes, so the vegetarians on board can eat their fill. The carnivores, however, are starting to look longingly at the well-fed pigs. The mood deteriorates with each passing day. Moreover, there’s one devious, mendacious beast who doesn’t miss a single opportunity to sow the seeds of discord among the survivors.The children have got to keep on their toes to call a halt to the machinations of this malicious creature and ensure the survival of each and every species. (Kinderfilmfest Berlin 2004)

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One million admissions in France! 13.000 in Switzerland after two days.

"ith a voice cast drawing from some of the best loved acting talent from France and a joyful picture book animation style, Raining Cats and Frogs is the sort of film that has you longing for a cosy quilt, a warm drink and a desire to watch it all over again." Justin Johnson, London International Film Festival 2004

Berlin 2004 (special mention), Antwerp/Brugge 2004, Kristiansand 2004, Giffoni 2004, Haugesund 2004, Buster Copenhagen 2004, Kassel 2004, Duesseldorf 2004, Cinekid Amsterdam 2004, Schlingel Chemnitz 2004, Dresden 2004, London International Film Festival 2004, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2004, Antwerp/Brugge 2005, Hannover 2005, Sprockets Toronto 2005, Kristiansand 2005, Poznan 2005, Mannheim 2005, Leeds 2006, Lucknow 2010, Dhaka/Bangla Desh 2011

Website: www.bacfilms.com/grenouilles/

World sales address/es:
Roissy (F)
Studiocanal ( F)

Sold to:
Bac (F)
Cinéllibre (B)
Universum (DE)
Best Hollywood (HU)
Park Junior (NL)
Jef (BE)
Bundesverband Jugend und Film (DE)
Esse&bi (I)
Frenetic (CH)
Constantin (AT)
CinéArt (BE)
Øst for Paradis (DK)
Baditri (ESP)