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Little Nicholas - Happy As Can Be

Little Nicholas - Happy As Can Be

Original Name: Le Petit Nicolas - Qu'est-Ce Qu'on Attend Pour Être Heureux?
English Name:Little Nicholas - Happy As Can Be
Year: 2022
Run Time: 83 Minutes
Language: French
Type (Colour/ Black & white): Colour
Country: France, Luxembourg
Director: Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre
Producer: Aton Soumache, Lilian Eche, Cédric Pilot, Christel Henon
Cast: Laurent Lafitte, Simon Faliu, Alain Chabat
Screenplay: Anne Goscinny, Michel Fessler, Benjamin Massoubre
Cinematographer: Étienne Boilard
Editor: Benjamin Massoubre
Sound Designer: Greg Vincent, Nicolas Leroy, Kevin Feildel, Michel Schillings
Music Composer: Ludovic Bource
Production Company: On Classics (Mediawan), Bidibul Productions
World Sales: Charades

Festivals :

  • Cannes FF
  • Annecy FF
  • Silk Road IFF
  • Bucheon International Animation FF

Director’s Selected Filmography :

  • 2022 Little Nicholas - Happy As Can Be

Director’s Biography:


Amandine Fredon came to cinema through drawing. After studying art, she naturally turned to animation. Amandine Fredon directed animated series for television: C'est Bon, Ariol, How To Die Clever and multiple commercials too. Benjamin Massoubre discovered the richness and diversity of animation in the Clermont Ferrand Short FF. After studying editing, Benjamin worked as an assistant on live action films and commercials before finally being able to work on animated projects. First as an assistant editor and then as an editor on various TV series before moving on to feature films with prestigious movies.


Somewhere between Montmartre and Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Jean-Jacques Sempé and René Goscinny lean over a large white sheet of paper and bring to life a mischievous and endearing boy, Little Nicolas. From schoolyard games and fights to summer camp prank and camaraderie, Nicolas lives a merry and enriching childhood. As the adventures of Nicolas and his friends unfold, the boy makes his way into his creators’ workshop and light-heartedly questions them. Sempé and Goscinny will recount the story of their friendship, career, and reveal a childhood filled with hopes and dreams.