Art of a Monster in Paris

A Monster in Paris is an animation movie produced by Luc Besson and directed by Bibo Bergeron in 2011. Some aspects of the film are (very loosely) based on Gaston Leroux's novel The Phantom of the Opera. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for this movie.


Paris 1910. Shy projectionist Emile has a passion for film and is in love with his co-worker at the cinema, Maud. His friend, an exuberant inventor and delivery driver, Raoul, picks him up from work to transport him in his bizarre vehicle to obtain a new belt for his projector. In purchasing a new belt, Emile also buys himself a new camera, which is almost stolen by a thief. One evening, Raoul brings Emile to make a delivery to the Botanical Gardens. In the absence of the Professor who works there, the place is guarded by his assistant, a proboscis monkey named Charles. Here, Raoul experiments with an "Atomize-a-Tune" mixture which temporarily gives Charles the voice of an opera singer and an unstable super fertilizer..