An Animated Paris Opéra at the Movies
The new animated ballet film Leap!, set in Paris in 1884, tells the story of 11-year-old orphan Félicie Milliner, who lives in the countryside and dreams of dancing at the school of the Paris Opéra Ballet. To get in, Félicie borrows another dancer’s identity. Voice talents include Elle Fanning, Maddie Ziegler and Carly Rae Jepsen. The film’s choreography was overseen by Aurelie Dupont, the new director of dance at POB. Leap! will be released nationwide on April 21.
Update: The film’s U.S. release has been pushed back to Aug. 30.