IMPACT : International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Literature (IMPACT : IJRHAL), vol.3, no.10, pp.75-87, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
The French New Wave (La Nouvelle Vague) is one of the most important movements in the history of cinema.
An aesthetic understanding created by the New Wave cinema, has given a new dimension to cinema movies in the quest
for peculiar language and expression. In New Wave, a group of film critics and directors produced films which abandoned
the classical narrative tradition in different movement, and has subsequently influenced many films in world cinema. In
particular, French animated films have been able to attract the attention and admiration of audiences by introducing
themselves with a different interpretation of realism. In this study, some important examples of recent French animated
films, Sylvain Chomet's 2003 production ‘The Triplets of Belleville’, and the Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnoldirected 2010 film ‘A Cat in Paris’ are discussed in accordance with the salient features of the New Wave movement. It is
crucial to investigate the contribution of the New Wave movement to the development of the language of animation and its
influence on today's animated films, in terms of understanding what possible advances there could be in the future.
KEYWORDS: French New Wave, Cinema, Animation, French Animation