Just days ago I saw "Mark Logan" - French animated movie about Italian immigrants set in the beginning of the last century. Little Marco Loganicelli loses his father during a storm in the ocean. In the States the boy lives a miserable life, but refuses to believe taht his father has drowned during the storm and decides to become an actor - when you're a movie star people all over the world wil see you in the cinema, and so will his father, he will recognize little son, now known as Mark Logan.
And browsing for a trailer on YouTube I found this:
LOULOU DE MONTMARTRE, yet another great-looking French animation... Damn, I have to lean this language one of these days!