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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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Credited cast:
Stéphane Aubier ...
Coboy (voice)
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Madame Longrée (voice)
Nicolas Buysse ...
Mouton / Jean-Paul (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)
Brian Lykke ...
Hest (voice)
Christelle Mahy ...
Poule (voice)
Eric Muller ...
Rocky Gaufres / Étudiant chorle 1 (voice)
Vincent Patar ...
Cheval (voice)
Franco Piscopo ...
Ours (voice)
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Steven (voice)
Alexandre von Sivers ...
Scientifique 1 (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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17 June 2009 (Belgium)  »

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

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$165,349 (USA) (16 July 2010)
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Much better than I was expecting
22 November 2009 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I just saw this at the WFAC. I must say that I wasn't expecting much out of this film. It's a good thing that I went to see it anyway, because it turned out to be one of the highlights of the festival. The closest equivalent to what "Sita Sings the Blues" was last year; though the two films are in many ways quite different, they share between them a wacky sense of humour and a refreshing inventiveness. The story of the film is insane and has to be seen to be believed. This is the kind of story that, as a kid, you wished existed somewhere. It starts out with a cowboy and an Indian accidentally ordering 50 million bricks for the birthday of their roommate, Horse, and goes from there to a visit with the Atlanteans, the centre of the earth, and giant robotic penguins.

The animation in the film is just as entertaining. I'm sure that some would call it crude, but the fact remains that it's very expressive and perfectly suited to this story and these characters. The French-language voice acting is also great.

The film has no great moral or lesson to teach us, but I think it is no less of an achievement to make something that's genuinely funny. The only thing I thought a bit strange was that it seems to go on for a little longer than it felt the natural ending point of the story should be.

This film is in the running for the animated feature Oscar this year, but probably won't be nominated; it's too low-profile and somehow I think that the animation style could offend some of the Academy professionals. But who cares about what the Academy folks think? If you want to watch something fun (even better if it's with friends), I'd highly recommend it.


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