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A Town Called Panic -- 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?

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Writers:
Stéphane Aubier (screenplay)
Vincent Patar (screenplay)
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Release Date:
17 June 2009 (Belgium) See more »
Tagline:
They came... They saw... They panicked...
Plot:
Animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
An Amazing Work of Art in a Hilarious Film See more (29 total) »

Cast

 
Stéphane Aubier ... Coboy (voice)

Jeanne Balibar ... 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)

Bouli Lanners ... Facteur / Simon / Vache (voice)
Brian Lykke ... Hest (voice: Danish Version)
Christelle Mahy ... Poule (voice)
Eric Muller ... Rocky Gaufres / Étudiant chorle 1 (voice)
Vincent Patar ... Cheval (voice)
Franco Piscopo ... Ours (voice)

Benoît Poelvoorde ... Steven (voice)
Alexandre von Sivers ... Scientifique 1 (voice)
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Directed by
Stéphane Aubier 
Vincent Patar 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stéphane Aubier  screenplay
Vincent Patar  screenplay

Produced by
Xavier Diskeuve .... co-producer
Philippe Kauffmann .... producer
Guillaume Malandrin .... associate producer
Adriana Piasek-Wanski .... associate producer
Stéphan Roelants .... producer
Vincent Tavier .... producer
Arlette Zylberberg .... co-producer
 
Cinematography by
Jan Vandenbussche 
 
Film Editing by
Anne-Laure Guégan 
 
Production Management
Adriana Piasek-Wanski .... post-production director
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marianne Chazelas .... assistant director
Ben Tesseur .... director help
 
Art Department
Geoffrey Druard .... props
Jean-Philippe Dugand .... storyboard artist
Laurence Gavroy .... props
Laure Marganne .... props
Andre Odwa .... props
Christine Polis .... props
Laurent Talbot .... props
Manu Talbot .... props
Liana Trabucco .... art department intern
Pierre Wilock .... props
 
Sound Department
Benoît Biral .... sound mixer
Bertrand Boudaud .... sound effects
Valène Leroy .... supervising sound editor
Frédéric Piet .... sound editor (as Fred Piet)
Franco Piscopo .... sound mixer
Fabien Pochet .... dubbing mixer
Ingrid Simon .... assistant sound editor
Luc Thomas .... foley recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Fernandez Cyril .... visual effects artist
Cristophe Lebrun .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Antoine Bellem .... gaffer
 
Animation Department
Stéphane Aubier .... animator
Eric Blessin .... background artist
Marion Charrier .... animator
Marion Charrier .... background artist
Marion Charrier .... character designer
Gilles Cuvelier .... background designer
Steven de Beul .... animation director
Zoé Goetgheluck .... character designer
Zoé Goethgheluck .... animator
Zoé Goethgheluck .... background artist
Zoé Goethgheluck .... character designer
Pascal Gérard .... background artist
Florence Henrard .... animator
Marc Nis .... background artist
Vincent Patar .... animator
Olivier Pesch .... background artist
 
Editorial Department
Peter Bernaers .... colorist
Arnout Deurinck .... on-line editor
Cristophe Lebrun .... post-production assistant
Emilie Morier .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
French Cowboy .... composer: additional music
Dionysos .... composer: theme music
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Panique au village" - Belgium (original title)
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Runtime:
USA:75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Netherlands:6 | Portugal:M/6 | Sweden:Btl | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:PG (DVD)

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Trivia:
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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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
An Amazing Work of Art in a Hilarious Film, 3 August 2010
Author: Paul-271 from New Mexico, USA

In some ways I dislike giving a film a 10 star rating because that implies that I'm an expert in the cinema and have compared the film in question to the greats of all time finding the film in question to be their equal.

Here I can't possibly compare this outing to any other because it breaks the mold with huge creativity. What interested me wasn't as much that it showed incredibly clever for the first few minutes, but that it not only sustained that level of amazement but increased it as the drama / comedy / farce continued. So I am going for a 10 here because in its category of 1, it's a 10. Nothing else in my experience comes close.

If you've seen some of The Simpsons more far flung tales, then you have a slight idea of what you are in for here, but this one exceeds the excellent Simpsons in range by a good margin. Remember, the subjects are plastic toys and look like plastic toys, but their story, their setting and their emotions work at many levels. Besides the farcical bizarre adventure, we're treated to a wholly new world which hangs together rather well. If you were a horse living in a normal house what would your shower be like? This and similar questions, with the answer, abound in a constantly amusing barrage of delight.

So let me pose a teaser. If you were a thieving merman who wished to attack a horse, Indian and cowboy come to retrieve their possessions, what weapons would you use? Answer about 3/4 through the movie. Here's another - if you were two fat bald scientist practical jokers who could beat up Jet Li, how would you handle a marauding mammoth? Answer at about 65%.

See this delight or you are missing one of the great ones.

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