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Ernest & Celestine (2012)
"Ernest et Célestine" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Comedy, Drama  |  28 February 2014 (USA)
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The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ernest (voice)
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Ernest (voice)
Pauline Brunner ...
Célestine (voice)
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Celestine (voice)
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The Grey One (voice)
Anne-Marie Loop ...
La Grise (voice)
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Rat Judge (voice)
Patrice Melennec ...
Georges (voice)
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Head Dentist (voice)
Brigitte Virtudes ...
Lucienne (voice)
Léonard Louf ...
Léon (voice)
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Lucienne (voice)
Dominique Maurin ...
Chef de Clinique (voice) (as Dominique Collignon)
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George (voice)
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Grizzly Judge (voice)
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Storyline

There is a world of where the Bears live above ground in their cities and the rodents live below in in their underground ones in mutual fear and hate. However, Celestine, an apprentice mouse dentist, finds at least momentary common cause with Ernest, a poor street Bear musician, that gets them rejected from both their respective worlds. In spite of this misfortune, the exiles find a growing friendship between themselves as their respective talents flower because of it. Despite this, their quietly profound challenge to the founding prejudices of their worlds cannot be ignored as the authorities track them down. When that happens, Ernest and Celestine must stand up for their love in the face of such bigotry and achieve the impossible. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG for some scary moments | See all certifications »

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28 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,078 (USA) (28 February 2014)

Gross:

$71,442 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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Lauren Bacall's final film. See more »

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When the stolen van's camouflage paint job washes off and the van rolls back into town, it leaves a trail of paint that leads the police right to Ernest and Celestine's house. The rain, however, should have washed away the trail of paint, too, and left no way to follow it back. See more »

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References A Town Called Panic (2009) See more »

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Ernest's Song
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Traditional animation with charming story
5 February 2014 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

Ernest And Celestine is a fantastic story that presents us a friendship that shouldn't happen, but against all odds prevails. Celestine is a young mouse that is curious about the world above and has a knack for art. Unfortunately for her, the mice around her wish to see her become a dentist as it is more her position in society. Almost alike, above the sewage an oaf like bear named Ernest longs to become a performer, but upon his family's wishes to become a judge, he ultimately ends up living in poor conditions and with his aspirations frowned upon. When they meet they will shake the foundations of the place they live in. This tale is classic storytelling and features interesting characters to root for. This friendship seems very real because the personalities involved are genuinely kind and don't agree with the way life is lived. The animation is very simple yet beautiful. Against more grand animation works, Ernest And Celestine still stands out with its endearing story and overall is a pleasure to watch.

Rating: 7,5/10


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