Did you know CharlElie wrote and interpreted the opening song of the famous French cartoon The Marsupilami? This fact is even more relevant now that film Producer, Alain Chabat, has released the movie “Sur la piste du Marsupilami” (“On The Marsupilami’s Track”), which is the widescreen interpretation of the legendary French cartoon. CharlElie’s song still echoes in the head of an entire generation who grew up with the Marsupilami’s cartoon: Houba houba! Houba houba, c’est lui le Marsupilami!
- Link to CharlElie’ interpretation: CharlElie’s Marsupilami song
Did you know CharlElie has been nominated for the “Victoires de la Musique 2012” in the concert/tour of the year category? The “Victoires de la Musique” (“Music Victories“) are the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards and CharlElie has been nominated for his latest album and tour FORt rEVEUR (2011). Surprisingly, this is CharlElie’s first nomination for this award despite over 25 albums and 30 very successful years in the music industry.
It goes without saying that this nomination is even more impressive for the fact that FORt rEVEUR was release independently of any major record label.
Did you know CharlElie composed a song “The Dove and The Raven” in homage of 9/11? Live and in English, the song was recorded in exclusivity in New York for the first time this Sunday during a France-Inter radio station show in memory of the tragedy’s 10th anniversary.
The theme of 9/11 is one to which CharlElie feels strongly connected. Just like New York after September 2001, CharlElie went and still goes through a rebuilding process. And the energy he finds in the city guides him during this challenging course. “New York is a city inhabited by pragmatic people who, instead of asking themselves why it happened, would rather find a way to make something positive out of it”, said CharlElie after performing the song.
Did you know CharlElie composed the entire soundtrack of five-time César Award winning movie Tchao Pantin (1983)?
Nominated for best music, Tchao Pantin was directed by Claude Berri and is still considered one of the most influential French movies ever.
The famous former French comedian Coluche (1944-1986) – winner of the best actor award for his part – plays the main character in the movie, Lambert, a burned-out case who works the night shift at a gas station, rarely speaking, living alone and drinking.
Did you know CharlElie is the singer and composer of Toy Story’s theme song (You’ve Got a Friend in Me) in the French version of the film? He also sings in two other songs of the revolutionary computer-animated film that changed forever the history of animation.