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A Town Called Panic (2009)

Panique au village (original title)
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Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphane Aubier ...
Coboy / Max Briquenet / Mr. Ernotte (voice)
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Madame Longrée (voice)
Nicolas Buysse ...
Mouton / Jean-Paul (voice)
François De Brigode ...
Journaliste sportif (voice)
Véronique Dumont ...
Janine (voice)
Bruce Ellison ...
Indien (voice)
Christine Grulois ...
Vache / Étudiante (voice)
Frédéric Jannin ...
Gendarme / Gérard / Livreur de briques (voice)
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Facteur / Simon / Vache (voice)
Christelle Mahy ...
Poule (voice)
Eric Muller ...
Rocky Gaufres / Étudiant chorale 1 (voice)
François Neycken ...
Cochon (voice) (as François Neyken)
Vincent Patar ...
Cheval / Maman atlante (voice)
Pipou ...
Rire de Michel (voice)
Franco Piscopo ...
Ours (voice)
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Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his house instead. Surreal adventures take over as the trio travel to the center of the earth, trek across frozen tundra and discover a parallel underwater universe where pointy-headed (and dishonest!) creatures live. With panic a permanent feature of life in this papier mâché town, will Horse and his girlfriend ever be alone? Written by Anonymous

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They came... They saw... They panicked...


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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,850 (USA) (18 December 2009)

Gross:

$165,349 (USA) (16 July 2010)
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Shot in 260 days. See more »

Quotes

Steven: [eats two pieces of toast, each covering an entire table, while levitating upside down] Delicious toast!
[smashes through a giant coffee cup]
Steven: Excellent coffee!
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Featured in La fabrique de panique (2010) See more »

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I Hope You Sleep Well - It's A Cool Cool World
Written and performed by Beep
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Truly wonderful and delightful
7 April 2010 | by (Hove, England) – See all my reviews

Saw this on a plane back from Canada and didn't expect much - just struggling to find something to occupy the time.

How wrong I was. Hilarious, totally surreal, laugh out loud funny (hate to think what the other passengers thought of me). Other reviews link this with the Wallace and Gromit series and in many ways, the inventiveness and off the wall humour are along similar lines. The gloriously cheap stop motion animation is a world away, however - Cowboy and Indian, for instance, even have the little flat stand to hold them up like regular children's toys.

Don't take that as a criticism, however- it just makes the whole thing more endearing. This isn't Avatar - this is more like Morph: forget the budget, it's all in the skill of the film maker to tell a great story that's a laugh a minute and keeps you watching. You may struggle to understand what's going on at times, but who cares?


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