ballerina

Starring: Elle Fanning, Dane DeHaan, Maddie Ziegler, Carly Rae Jepsen

Animated adventure directed by Eric Summer and Éric Warin, the story is set in 1879 Paris and follows Félicie (Elle Fanning), an orphan who has one dream, to become a ballerina at the world’s best ballet school. She also has one big problem; she’s stuck in an orphanage with her best friend Victor (Dane DeHaan) hundreds of miles away.

After a hair-raising escape and a gruelling journey the partners in crime arrive in the city determined to follow their dreams; Félicie’s to dance and Victor’s to become a famous inventor. She is taken in by Odette (Carly Rae Jepsen) to work with her as a house maid but Odette has a secret; a talented dancer herself until her dreams were shattered, she sees the potential in Félicie and agrees to train her. Driven by her passion for dancing Félicie goes to extraordinary lengths in order to audition for the role of a lifetime, but now the hard work will begin.

 

Best Quotes from Trailer:

 

Félicie Milliner: Since I can remember I’ve wanted to dance.


 

Félicie Milliner: I’m going to be everything I want to be.


 

Nun: [to Félicie] All the world has a dream, but dreams are not reality.


 

Victor: [to Félicie] If you escape with me tonight, our dreams will come true.


 

Félicie Milliner: Do you have a plan?
Victor: A brilliant plan!


 

Victor: I call them chicken wings!
Félicie Milliner: Chickens don’t fly!


 

Victor: I will take you to this dance school and you will become the greatest dancer ever!
[his cape makes him fly up, flip over and go smack into a street light]
Félicie Milliner: Victor! You are unbelievable.


 

Félicie Milliner: Dance school in Paris.


 

Victor: Good morning, sunshine.
Félicie Milliner: Ew, when’s the last time your brushed your teeth?


 

Victor: You will become the greatest dancer and I will become the greatest inventor ever!
Félicie Milliner: You’re a weirdo.


 

Félicie Milliner: Are you the caretaker?
Odette: Yes, and you can stay with me until you get on your feet.


 

Merante: Every girl in this room has a chance to dance in my new ballet. Starting tomorrow we’ll have an audition.


 

Odette: Can you dance?
Félicie Milliner: Yes. At least I think I can.


 

Odette: Training starts at 5 a.m. tomorrow.
Félicie Milliner: 5 a.m.?


 

[watching a boy dance ballet]
Félicie Milliner: Who is that?
Girl #1: Rudy.
Girl #2: I love him. He’s so blond.


 

Camille: [to Félicie] You can work as hard as you like, but you will always be nothing.


 

Félicie Milliner: So how do I get that part?
Odette: Because you have something she can only dream of: Passion.


 

Regine Le Haut: [to Camille] Get that part, do you hear me!


 

Victor: [to Félicie] I have no idea why you’re happy, but it is great!


 

Victor: [to Félicie] We should never give up on our dreams.


 

Odette: [to Félicie] You’re ready.


 

Félicie Milliner: Do you think it was stupid to come to Paris?
Victor: Don’t say that, we should never give up on our dreams.


 

Félicie Milliner: So how do I get that part?
Odette: You get the part with some passion.


 

[as they fly across the city using his invented wings]
Victor: One day everyone will travel like this!


 

Merante: Tonight was a good performance.


 

[pointing to Félicie’s heart]
Merante: Dance from right here.


 

[Victor leans in for a kiss]
Félicie Milliner: What are you doing?
Victor: Uh, nothing. I’m stretching.

 

Leap! is set to open in the US April 21 2017.

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