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Crustacés et Coquillages

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Can it get can more French than this? A lovely and stylish animated title sequence by French studio Deubal that reflects the film's seaside setting.

Crustacés et Coquillages (stills)

A cast of assorted sea creatures - crabs, lobsters, and sea-urchins - frolic playfully between the curves and contours of the film's logo. Leading actress Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, putting her voice in her most sensual gear, sings breathily about 'fruits de mer' (seafood), the beach, and other ingredients associated with a holiday at the French Cote d'Azur. Literally, the movie title translates as 'Shellfish & Shells', which, in turn, refers to a well-known Brigitte Bardot song called 'La Madrague'. No, it doesn't get more French than this.

Released as ‘Cockles and Muscles’ in the UK and as ‘Cote d'Azur’ in the US, ‘Crustacés et coquillages’ (oroginal title) is a lighthearted comedy about the romantic adventures of the members of a not-so-average family during their summer holiday at the beach.

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About Deubal


Deubal is a Paris, France-based creative agency founded by Stéphanie Lelong and Olivier Marquézy. Specializing in illustration-based motion design, print and animation, Deubal creates film title sequences, short films, music videos, children’s books, poster designs, and theater sets. Their work is often character-based.

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Director (film)
Olivier Ducastel & Jacques Martineau
Animation and design
Stéphanie Lelong and Olivier Marquézy, Deubal
Production Company

Agat Films & Cie

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