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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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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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€9,600,000 (estimated)

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

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$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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La chanson d'Ernest et Celestine
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A true friendship can break all the barriers.
3 February 2014 | by (Somewhere in the Cosmos) – See all my reviews

An Oscar nominee in the category of best animation feature. The cutest animation which gave the experience of seeing a Japanese anime similar to from the Ghibli studio. The characters are very adorable, especially both the Ernest and Celestine. After praising the technicians I mean the illustrator I must compliment the voice renders. Whenever I hear Celestine saying 'Ernest, Ernest' I just fall in love because it was sexy. I know French language itself a seductive.

No age group limited to enjoy this animation. From 6 year-old kid to 60 year-old and beyond that can have a great time with it. A simple animation with a good message story. Probably you will come to know what kinda movie is this if you have seen 'Stormy Night' and 'Ratatouille'. A tale about the unlikely friendship between two different living creatures.

It all begins with a young little mouse who got a different opinion on the creatures that live above their world. The earth's surface was ruled by the big bad bears and that is what beneather believe. Between these two world a new friendship bloom from nowhere. But both the societies denies it so the two must protect each other and run for their life. Instead, they need to prove it can be possible and harmless. So they have to take the advantage of the such circumstances and how it can be done is the rest.

The character Ernest was lazy, but tough and Celestine is very active, but sensitive in matters. The friendship between them was very well told, in an enchanting way. I liked the replacement of bear in the place of humans. Otherwise, our people think they are genius to find similarity between this and 'Ratatouille'.

Earlier I was very, very disappointed for ditching 'Monsters University' over crap movie 'Despicable Me 2'. I will be so happy if 'The Wind Rises' or this movie wins the Oscar. But Americas own 'Frozen' will be a strong contender for the honour.

Finally, I retire for now by saying it is a must see movie, especially if you are an animation movie fan. I truly wanted it not to end, in the world at certain point everything must end and so it is against my will.


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