The Painting

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The inhabitants of a piece of art live in a strict social order based on their completeness.

Cast & Crew

Steve Blum
Self-Portrait
Voice
JB Blanc
The Painter , Venice Painter
Voice
Marc Thompson
The Great Chandelier
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Vinnie Pena
Quill
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Jean-François Laguionie
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Jean-François Laguionie
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Anik Leray
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Jeremy Burdek
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Armelle Glorennec
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Eric Jacquot
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Nadia Khamlichi
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Christophe Louis
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Critic Reviews for The Painting

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (4)

  • The Painting may be too mature for younger kids...[and] may also be too simple for grown-ups. But for those able to overlook the obviousness, The Painting is both beautiful and affecting.

    September 11, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • A deeply allegorical work about coming to terms with a creator who may have left us behind but it's also just a delightful, romantic adventure with a visual palette far more engaging than most animated blockbusters this year.

    August 1, 2013 | Rating: 4.0/5.0 | Full Review…
  • With striking visuals reminiscent of Matisse and Chagall and a refreshingly (for domestic animation audiences) grown-up storyline, The Painting is almost reminiscent of, well, a work of art.

    June 7, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Creative, colorful, and unexpectedly wise, "The Painting" is the latest offshore animation to show to kids burned out on computer-generated Hollywood toons.

    May 24, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • While the artist-as-deity concept was flattering enough to get "The Painting" nominated for a 2012 Cesar Award, its big ideas about equality and friendship are flatly 2-D.

    May 23, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Lovely but lifeless 'toon is none too subtle in delivering its multicultural moral.

    May 15, 2013 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Painting

  • Oct 08, 2015
    The Painting is not for kids, yet it does have a child-like earnestness that combines with the simple elegance of the animation to give the film a charming quality. It is a short and sweet little film.
    Robert B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 15, 2013
    Figures leave the painting they live in and go searching for the Painter, trying to find out why he left the canvas they live in incomplete. If the story had been sketched out with as much loving detail as the beautiful Impressionist-style artwork, this might have been a masterpiece, rather than something that's just nice to look at.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • May 16, 2013
    'The Painting'. A simple enough plot, thematically rich, and the most visually unique thing I've seen in years. I do question the final message about changing one's self to fit in though...
    c0up   Super Reviewer

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