Le Petit Nicolas will return to the cinema on October 12


Le Petit Nicolas, what are we waiting for to be happy? tells in cartoon the process of creation of the little hero, by staging its creators Sempé and Goscinny. 2022 – ONYX Films – Bidibul Productions / Bac Films

The famous little boy will this time be brought to the screen in an animated film, which has already won an award at the Annecy Festival.

Chance of the calendar, alignment of the planets, synchronicity or pure coincidence, no one can claim to know… But the thing is certain: while Jean-Jacques Sempé has just disappeared, his favorite character, Little Nicolas, co-created with René Goscinny, returns in theaters on October 12.

This unique animated film, soberly titled Le Petit Nicolas, what are we waiting for to be happy?, directed by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre, has just won the Cristal d’or at the last Annecy Animation Film Festival. It tells in cartoon the process of creation of Petit Nicolas, by staging its creators Sempé and Goscinny.

Has Jean-Jacques Sempé taken a look at this new transposition of his work? “He did better than that, confirms Aymar du Chatenet, the boss of the company Imav editions, publisher of the adventures of Petit Nicolas. Sempé supported and was regularly kept informed of the progress of this film which took almost seven years…

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