Racetime

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Racetime
Racetime movie poster.jpg
Film poster
La Course des tuques
Directed byBenoît Godbout
Produced byMarie-Claude Beauchamp
Written byPaul Risacher
Claude Landry
Maxime Landry
Based onThe Dog Who Stopped the War
by Rock Demers
StarringFrench version:
English version:
Music byDumas
Martin Roy
Production
company
CarpeDiem Film & TV
Singing Frog Studio
Distributed byLes Films Séville
Entertainment One
Release date
  • December 7, 2018 (2018-12-07)
(Quebec)
  • January 25, 2019 (2019-01-25)
(Canada)
Running time
89 minutes
CountryCanada
LanguageFrench
English
Budget$11 million[1]

Racetime (French: La Course des tuques) is a Canadian computer-animated film, directed by Benoît Godbout and released in 2018.[2] A sequel to the 2015 film Snowtime! (La Guerre des tuques 3D), the film focuses on the same group of children organizing a sled race over their winter holiday.[3]

The film's English version premiered in theatres on January 25, 2019.[4]

Production[edit]

The film's French theme song, "Ensemble", was written and recorded by Dumas, while the English translation, "Together", was recorded by Cyndi Lauper.[5] Other songs included in the soundtrack were performed by Alex Nevsky, Garou, Ludovick Bourgeois, Alexe Gaudreault, Corneille, Simple Plan and Lara Fabian.[3]

Box office[edit]

The film was listed as the eighth highest grossing Canadian film of 2018 as of December 20; however, by January 1, 2019 it had reached $1.7 million at the box office, surging to fifth place.[6] By March 14, 2019, the film had grossed $2.6 million in Canada.[7]

Characters[edit]

Characters Voiced by
Original International Original International
Luc Luke Nicholas Savard-L'Herbier Angela Galuppo
Sophie Mariloup Wolfe Lucinda Davis
François Les Lunettes Frankie Four-Eyes Hélène Bourgeois Leclerc Lucinda Davis
Pierre Piers Sébastien Reding Tod Fennell
Zac Mehdi Bousaidan Noel Fisher
Charlie Ludivine Reding Dawn Ford
Lucie Lucy Sophie Cadieux Angela Galuppo
Maranda Manolo Anne Casabonne Sonja Ball
Jacques Jack Catherine Trudeau
Henri Leroux Henry André Sauvé Heidi Lynne Weeks
Georges Leroux George
Chabot Chuck Gildor Roy Don W. Shepherd
Ti-Guy La Lune Nicky Hugolin Chevrette-Landesque or Aline Pinsonneault Elisabeth MacRae
France Fran Aline Pinsonneault Jenna Wheeler-Hughes
Daniel Blanchette de Victoriaville Daniel Blanshire from Victoriaville Esther Poulin Holly Gauthier-Frankel

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cocherel, Par (June 6, 2018). "Le film "La course des tuques" est lancé". HuffPost (in French). Verizon Communications. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tous les espoirs sont permis pour «La course des tuques»". TVA Nouvelles, November 26, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Course des tuques, La – Film de Benoît Godbout". Films du Québec, December 1, 2018.
  4. ^ "Racetime prepares for the starting line in January". ToonBarn. October 26, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Cyndi Lauper en studio avec Dumas". TVA Nouvelles, December 6, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018′s top-grossing Canadian films, box office". Playback, January 3, 2018.
  7. ^ "Hot Sheet: Top 5 Canadian films March 8 to 14, 2019". Playback. Brunico Communications. March 19, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2019.

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