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

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

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
Variety

Variety

press

A charming animated feature.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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
Variety

Variety

press

A charming animated feature.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

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

Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A delightful melding of visual style and narrative pirouettes.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

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