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Panique au village (2009)

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Cowboy and Indian's only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Mr Horse's birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, they'll need to travel the world and back to make things right again.


Stéphane Aubier (screenplay), Vincent Patar (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stéphane Aubier Stéphane Aubier ... Coboy / Max Briquenet / Mr. Ernotte (voice)
Jeanne Balibar ... Madame Longrée (voice)
Nicolas Buysse Nicolas Buysse ... Mouton / Jean-Paul (voice)
François De Brigode François De Brigode ... Journaliste sportif (voice)
Véronique Dumont Véronique Dumont ... Janine (voice)
Bruce Ellison Bruce Ellison ... Indien (voice)
Christine Grulois Christine Grulois ... Vache / Étudiante (voice)
Frédéric Jannin Frédéric Jannin ... Gendarme / Gérard / Livreur de briques (voice)
Bouli Lanners ... Facteur / Simon / Vache (voice)
Christelle Mahy Christelle Mahy ... Poule (voice)
Eric Muller Eric Muller ... Rocky Gaufres / Étudiant chorale 1 (voice)
François Neycken François Neycken ... Cochon (voice) (as François Neyken)
Vincent Patar Vincent Patar ... Cheval / Maman atlante (voice)
Pipou Pipou ... Rire de Michel (voice)
Franco Piscopo Franco Piscopo ... Ours (voice)


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? Written by Anonymous

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Frantic fun and gleeful absurdity! See more »


Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Belgium | Luxembourg | France



Release Date:

17 June 2009 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

A Town Called Panic See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,850, 20 December 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$165,349, 18 July 2010
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Shot in 260 days. See more »


Indien: Right, we'll do this, and this... X squared, Zero hypothesis, para-lateral...
Indien: INDIAN. Perfect! Come see.
Coboy: What is it?
Indien: A barbecue. We'll build Horse a barbecue!
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Featured in La fabrique de panique (2010) See more »


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A Great Work of Art. A Must See For Any Visionaries
8 July 2010 | by kurth5959See all my reviews

I do remember a while back reading an article somewhere about this film, and then I ended up seeing it this week. After watching it, I can tell you that this film is a fantastic piece of art. The stop motion is incredible, and displays a professional and unique quality throughout. The character development is surprisingly great. Horse serves as your typical father/leader figure, while Cowboy and Indian are his somewhat cocky sidekicks, which leads to a great plot. Steven is especially my favorite secondary character for his often times violent and hilarious outbursts, which is great comic relief. Sure, there are some plot holes here and there, but this movie isn't very plot based. However, it is a great slapstick comedy in every way. I've never seen anything quite like it before. And to also note, this movie is perfect in French. I had no problem at all reading the subtitles, and made the movie seem that much more sophisticated. Dubbing this film in English would really destroy most of the dialog, which is also great. In a nutshell, this was a pleasant surprise, and I would recommend it to anyone who basks in the strange and ordinary.

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