Marcel, Santa Claus (and the little pizza delivery boy)

TV special – 45′ – 2023


Christmas Eve, somewhere in a gray suburb, a young daydreaming pizza delivery boy named Abdou, meets the real Santa Claus, who’s name is Marcel. The journey of this worn out and tired old man is jeopardized by a stupid accident with a scooter. Thanks to Abdou, who calls on the help of some of the neighborhood’s unusual characters, Santa’s distribution is completed. In a mayhem of song and dance, Christmas is saved!


Julie Rembauville & Nicolas Bianco-Levrin


Julie Rembauville & Manuel Merlot


Xbo films


digital 2D


Cinéma Public Films

Julie and Nicolas have been writing and directing animated short films for twenty years. First authors of illustrated books for young people, they collaborated in their early years in animation with Sacrebleu, Folimage and the NFB. After a first collaboration in 2015 with La Luna productions for the very short ONCE UPON THREE TIMES (Canal + collection “Dessine toujours!”) they directed A STORY BY JEANNOT, co-produced by Xbo films, then OLD HAG in 2018. At the same time, they directed many very shorts self-produced, including KIKI THE FEATHER in spring 2020 during the lockdown. The film travelled successfully around the world. Their 40th film MARCEL LE PERE NOËL (ET LE PETIT LIVREUR DE PIZZAS) is a medium film, a modern and offbeat Christmas musical co-produced by XBO films and Canal + and adapted from Merlot’s eponymous tale.

Children Public Awards at PIAFF 2024 (France)
Children Jury Award at PIAFF 2024 (France)
Jury Award of Centre social Alouette, Pessac, Les Toiles Filantes 2024 (France)
Special Mention Nouvelle-Aquitaine cinemas, Les Toiles Filantes 2024 (France)

Les Toiles Filantes 2024 (France) / Image par Image 2024 (France) / PIAFF 2024 (France) / Anima 2024 (Belgium) / Festival du film d’animation jeunesse de Bourg-en-Bresse 2023 (France)

With the support of CNC, Région Occitanie, Toulouse Métropole, Sacem, Procirep and Angoa. In collaboration with Canal +, Cinéma Public Films