WFAC - Waterloo Festival For Animated Cinema 2004 - October 27 - 30, 2004

La Prophétie des Grenouilles

Raining Cats and Frogs

2003 - France - 90 mins
French language dialogue with English subtitles
Rated G (Suitable for all ages)
© 2003, Folimage / Studio Canal / Seville Pictures
Official website (Flash): French


Jacques-Rémy Girerd


Folimage / Studio Canal


At the end of the world, far from here, there was a peaceful family living on a little farm on top of a hill. But, at the foot of that hill, the world of frogs was in turmoil: they were absolutely certain that a new flood was coming to destroy the world. And faced with that revelation, the frogs decided to do something extraordinary: to communicate this to the humans.

That was how, with some quick thinking, the family was able to transform the barn into an ark, and pack all the animals into it. The floods came... and at first it seems that the forty days and forty nights would fly by, but soon the natural enemies amongst the animals start to rub each other the wrong way, and it will take all of the skills in the world to keep chaos from breaking out.

Profile: Director Jacques-Rémy Girerd

Born in Loire in March, 1952. Girerd quit part way through his medical studies in university, opting instead to attend L'école des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. In 1978, he made his first animated film, 4 000 images fœtales (4,000 fetal images), and in 1984, he founded Folimage.

At Folimage, he directed the César-winning Best Animated Film Le petit cirque de toutes les couleurs in 1988, and La bonheur de la vie in 1990. While remaining active in industry and the promotion of animation, he also founded l'École Européenne de la Poudrière, for directing animated feature films.

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