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Panique au village (2009)

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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 overview, first billed only:
Stéphane Aubier ...
Coboy / Max Briquenet / Mr. Ernotte (voice)
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)
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)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


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Release Date:

17 June 2009 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

A Town Called Panic  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$165,349 (USA) (16 July 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shot in 260 days. See more »


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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Referenced in Ernest & Celestine (2012) See more »


Le Carnaval Des Animaux
Written by Camille Saint-Saëns
Interpreted by Antoine Torunczyk
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A Great Work of Art. A Must See For Any Visionaries
8 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I do remember a while back reading an article somewhere about this film, and then I ended up seeing it this week. After watching it, I can tell you that this film is a fantastic piece of art. The stop motion is incredible, and displays a professional and unique quality throughout. The character development is surprisingly great. Horse serves as your typical father/leader figure, while Cowboy and Indian are his somewhat cocky sidekicks, which leads to a great plot. Steven is especially my favorite secondary character for his often times violent and hilarious outbursts, which is great comic relief. Sure, there are some plot holes here and there, but this movie isn't very plot based. However, it is a great slapstick comedy in every way. I've never seen anything quite like it before. And to also note, this movie is perfect in French. I had no problem at all reading the subtitles, and made the movie seem that much more sophisticated. Dubbing this film in English would really destroy most of the dialog, which is also great. In a nutshell, this was a pleasant surprise, and I would recommend it to anyone who basks in the strange and ordinary.

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