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Live-action marsupilami feature to debut April 4 in France

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MarsupilamiCartoon Brew reports that a 'live action' marsupilami feature, On the Trail of the Marsupilami, is coming to France on April 4.

The marsupilami (marsupial friend in French) was created by André Franquin in January 1952 as an incidental character in the long-running Belgian Spirou et Fantasio weekly comic strip.

Although the marsu never took over Spirou et Fantasio, he became popular enough that fans complained when he was absent. When Franquin left Spirou et Fantasio in 1968, he took the marsupilami with him.