French Roast

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French Roast
Poster for French Roast
Poster for French Roast
Directed byFabrice O. Joubert
Produced byBibo Bergeron
Written byFabrice O. Joubert
Music byOlivier Liboutry
Release date
  • October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)
Running time
8 minutes, 15 seconds

French Roast is a 2008 French computer-animated short created by Fabrice O. Joubert. The short received ANIMA award and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2009.

French Roast is the first short film by Fabrice O. Joubert,[1] an animator, who worked from 1997 to 2006 at DreamWorks Animation and later worked as the animation director of A Monster in Paris (2011).[2]


In a fancy Parisian Café c. 1960, an uptight businessman discovers he forgot to bring his wallet and bides his time by ordering more coffee but not solving the problem.


French Roast was first released in France on October 30, 2008 at the Festival Voix d'Etoiles. It was later released in the Czech Republic on May 3, 2009 at the AniFest Film Festival; Canada on February 19, 2010 in Waterloo, Ontario; and in the USA on February 19, 2010, limited release.


Fabrice Joubert was presented with the ANIMA for Best Animation at the 2009 Córdoba International Animation Festival.[3] Fabrice Joubert has been nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2009.[4]


  1. ^ Desowitz, Bill (February 4, 2010). "Joubert Talks French Roast". Animation World Network. Archived from the original on 2011-06-12. Retrieved July 28, 2011.
  2. ^ "Full cast and crew for A Monster in Paris (2011)". IMDb. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  3. ^ "2009 Edition". Anima Festival. Archived from the original on 2011-09-16. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Oscar Nominee!". French Roast The Production Blog. February 3, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2011.

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