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Mia & the Migoo

Original title: Mia et le Migou
France, Italy, 2008

Director: Girerd, Jacques-Rémy
Production company: Folimage Valence Production
Age recommendation: 6 years and up

Synopsis:
When her father becomes trapped in a tunnel on a construction site far from home, Mia decides to leave her village to look for him. Trekking through the vast and mysterious forest, Mia finds herself face-to-face with the Migou, a large, unusual species charged with protecting a powerful and important tree – a tree threatened by the same construction site that has endangered the life of her father.

Comments:
"Featuring exquisite painterly animation, 'Mia et le Migou' weaves a message of environmental responsibility into an imaginative world filled with fantastic creatures and one brave little girl." (Toronto IFF 2008)

Festivals:
Toronto Int. Film Festival 2008, London Int. Film Festival 2008, Cinekid Amsterdam 2008, Castellinaria Bellinzona 2008, New York Int. CFF 2009, BUFF Malmö 2009, Montreal 2009 (awarded), Kristiansand 2009, Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2009, Zlin 2009, Showcommotion Sheffield 2009, Carrousel Rimouski/CAN 2009, Michel Hamburg 2009, nominated for European Film Award for Animated Feature Films 2009, ICFFCY Nikosia/Cyprus 2009, European Film Award 2009: Best Animated Film, Antwerp/Brugge 2010, Leeds 2010, Discovery Belfast 2010, GKids New York 2011 (awarded)

World sales address/es:
Celluloid Dreams (F)

Sold to:
Gébéka (F)
Intersonic (SK)
Mongrel Media (CA)
gkids (USA)