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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

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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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 »

Goofs

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 My Neighbor Totoro (1988) See more »

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La chanson d'Ernest et Celestine
Written by Thomas Fersen and Vincent Courtois
Performed by Thomas Fersen
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Superior Kiddie toon.
23 March 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Genuinely charming cartoon feature from the PANIQUE AU VILLAGE lot.

While rummaging through the town's dust bins, Ernest the bear finds sleeping mouse Ernestine and is dissuaded from eating her - whether it's Tom's Jerry, the King Sized Canary or Br'er Rabbit, they never get eaten.

The pair are our introduction to the parallel surface world of the bears and the underground world of the mice, both of which prove hostile, though mouse world is one of those appealing fantasy communities, like Santa city in POLAR EXPRESS or the bath house in SPIRITED AWAY. The lead duo are among the most engaging of cartoon characters and their seclusion seems a nice outcome. It would be interesting to see if their appeal survives English language dubbing.

The watercolour texture is unfamiliar and imaginative. The music is effectively unobtrusive. It would be hard to fault this one. Why try?


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