Get ready to see spindly cyclists and obese pooches in glorious hi def: Sylvain Chomet’s The Triplets of Belleville has been remastered in 4k.
The news was announced by Paris-based producer-distributor Prime Entertainment Group, which cited “growing demand for animated programs and specifically” this feature. Prime has struck distribution deals for the remaster with France, the U.K., Germany, Japan, and Taiwan, but not yet with North America.
The 2d film, a European co-production, follows an old lady as she sets out to rescue her cyclist grandson from the mafia’s clutches. It tells its story with little dialogue and lashings of outlandish slapstick humor. Released in 2003 to critical acclaim, it was nominated for Oscars for best original song and best animated feature, losing in the latter category to Pixar’s Finding Nemo.