Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine

Watercolour, hand-drawn animated tale set in a storybook Paris, about the unlikely friendship between a little mouse (destined for dentistry but yearning to be an artist) and a down-on-his-luck bear (a poet and musician). Based on the children's book by Belgian writer/illustrator Gabrielle Vincent and from the directors of the crazy stop-motion foreign chuckler A Town Called Panic. Nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2014 Oscars.

The film has been re-dubbed for English-speaking audiences with a voice cast including Forest Whitaker, William H. Macy and Lauren Bacall.

SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight) at Cannes Film Festival 2012.
2012Rating: G76 minsFrance, Belgium
AnimatedKids & FamilyWorld Cinema
90%
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Not concerning itself with ADD-levels of hyper-humour (e.g. The LEGO Movie), catchy show tunes (e.g. Frozen) or a story where the fate of the world hangs in the balance (e.g. How to Train Your Dragon 2), this family-friendly heart-warmer combines old-fashioned storytelling with eye-soothing watercolour imagery. It’s a welcomed alternative to chaotic kid-centric blockbusters, channelling the spirit of humble animated greats My Neighbour Totoro and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

4.0
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Beautifully animated and brilliantly voiced.

Beautifully animated and brilliantly voiced. Having seen the French version first I'm biased towards the original - but my fears concerning an English language dub were ill-founded, because it's in safe hands (lips?) with the talents of actors as top notch as Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Wright and...

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A charming animated feature.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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An ode to the happiness that comes from being with those different from us.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It’s openly funny, in a wry, unpredictable way.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A delightfully old-fashioned kid’s flick with a meaningful message.

0
Flicks, Liam Maguren

Flicks, Liam Maguren

flicks

Not concerning itself with ADD-levels of hyper-humour (e.g. The LEGO Movie), catchy show tunes (e.g. Frozen) or a story where the fate of the world hangs in the balance (e.g. How to Train Your Dragon 2), this family-friendly heart-warmer combines old-fashioned storytelling with eye-soothing watercolour imagery. It’s a welcomed alternative to chaotic kid-centric blockbusters, channelling the spirit of humble animated greats My Neighbour Totoro and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

A charming animated feature.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

An ode to the happiness that comes from being with those different from us.

0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

It’s openly funny, in a wry, unpredictable way.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A delightfully old-fashioned kid’s flick with a meaningful message.

0

Beautifully animated and brilliantly voiced.

Beautifully animated and brilliantly voiced. Having seen the French version first I'm biased towards the original - but my fears concerning an English language dub were ill-founded, because it's in safe hands (lips?) with the talents of actors as top notch as Forest Whitaker, Lauren Bacall, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Jeffrey Wright...

4.0
0