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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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Budget:

€9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$71,442 (USA) (14 March 2014)
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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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European Animation at its Finest
16 February 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Reviewed by: Dare Devil Kid (DDK) Rating:3.8/5 stars

Simplistic, sublime, superlative. Classic hand-drawn animation set against a picturesque Parisian background that is filled with an ambiance of great human divide and strong social references. At the heart of this wonderful tale is an endearing story of true friendship that withstands all odds to not only emerge triumphant but also infuse others around them and even the cynics who watch the film to have a change of heart. This soaring tale of friendship also brings forth a profound social commentary told with subtle metaphorical actions, which resonate brilliantly with our own state of human affairs.


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