Revue de presse

Ce qu’on raconte sur Michel

http://www.parkablogs.com/content/book-review-art-of-boxtrolls
« Le style dans lequel Michel Breton a traduit la Vieille Europe et les rues en pente de Cheesebridge ( voir le nom français) est une merveille pour les yeux. (“Michel Breton’s design of old Europe and the houses on the sloping streets of Cheesebridge are delightful to look at.”)

“Quant à Michel Breton, c’est un artiste conceptuel, mais en plus, il crée de nombreux arrière-plans. Il a un style merveilleux, et je pense que de tous les illustrateurs il était celui qui comprenait le plus le travail de Tadahiro pour le transformer en un matériau que nous pourrions utiliser dans le film. »
Extrait d’une entrevue sur le film CORALINE avec le réalisateur Henry Selick pour la revue mensuelle de cinéma POSITIF/juin 2009 no 580.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/movies/fall-arts-preview-designing-a-fantastical-world-for-the-boxtrolls.html?_r=1

http://fr.canoe.ca/divertissement/cinema/nouvelles/archives/2014/09/20140924-104743.html
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0107892/

http://gweno.net/decouverte-the-boxtrolls-film-danimation-laika/

http://io9.com/how-boxtrolls-created-one-of-the-richest-worlds-of-any-1638716815

http://www.orartswatch.org/laika-on-the-verge-unpacking-the-boxtrolls-trailer/

The “Belleville” aesthetic

If the look and feel of this sneak-peek reminds you of “Triplets of Belleville”—you’re onto something. “Triplets” scenic illustrator Michel Breton, who later became a LAIKA concept artist, seems to have influenced this tableau more than past projects. On “Coraline,” Breton was put (figuratively and literally) in a corner, assigned to paint and composite rural northwest American scenery when his expertise clearly lies closer to antique urban European architecture. But two films later, it looks like LAIKA is finally leveraging the opinionated French Canadian’s signature vision.

http://www.artofthetitle.com/title/the-boxtrolls/

The creative drive was to honor the brilliant design of Michel Breton — to bring his concept art to life in 2D animation.

Festival du film de stop-motion de Montréal
Membre du jury 2015
http://www.stopmotionmontreal.com/