When Alain Chabat lent his voice to Shrek, he had no idea that he was going to take it for twenty years! It is to blow out the twenty candles of the green ogre that the actor and director came to present the first part of the saga on Sunday at the Lumière Festival in Lyon.
“I thought then that it was about a small independent film, he explained with humor on the stage of the Halle Tony Garnier. I had flair! “. In front of a large and enthusiastic audience, Pierre Lescure and Alain Chabat received thunderous applause before launching the screening.
Later, behind the scenes, Alain Chabat returned to his great experience of dubbing for 20 minutes. “It allowed me to meet Mike Myers, the American voice of Shrek and Eddie Murphy, and that was magic,” he recalls. However, he never sees the films for which he has retained a great fondness. “Being here gave me a sudden urge to see the second part, which I love,” he says.
Animation is still as important for Alain Chabat as we recently saw the Duke of Aquitaine for Kaamelott, first part. “The animation gave me the first emotions of spectators, he admits. The Disney have had a great importance in my cinephilia and cartoons too. I’m going to embark on an animated adventure with a series inspired by Asterix that I am directing for Netflix. “The circle is complete since Alain Chabat made a children’s dream come true by launching himself in the cartoon after having immersed himself in the world of the little Gaul for Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra.