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A Town Called Panic (2009)

Panique au village (original title)
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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.

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Stéphane Aubier (screenplay), Vincent Patar (screenplay)
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Cast

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 ... 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)
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Storyline

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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Toy Story on Absinthe... One of the year's true originals! See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Belgium | Luxembourg | France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 June 2009 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

A Town Called Panic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,850, 20 December 2009

Gross USA:

$165,509

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$196,176
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 260 days. See more »

Quotes

Steven: [eats two pieces of toast, each covering an entire table, while levitating upside down] Delicious toast!
[smashes through a giant coffee cup]
Steven: Excellent coffee!
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Connections

Followed by A Town Called Panic: Double Fun (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Sag Warum (Orig. Oh Why)
Written by Phil Spector
Performed by Camillo Felgen
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Great fun for the young and young at heart
23 January 2010 | by ufoliveonbroadwaySee all my reviews

In a cinematic world to often populated by cynicism and anti-heroes, it's good to see that some things can just be fun and good natured for the sake of entertainment. In an age where comedy is declared funny by how much a person yells or acts like a petulant child; and the idea of a solid script and story are thrown out in favor of improvisation, it's refreshing to see a movie that's crafted with care from beginning to end. Trying to explain the plot of this film would only take away from the fun of seeing it unfold before your very eyes. The crudely animated adventures of Horse, Cowboy, Indian and the rest of the town of Panic are full of life and excitement, much more than many of the so called animated masterworks that come out of the USA. It's nearly impossible to view this movie without a smile on your face. Taking elements from classic comedy entertainment such as Bugs Bunny and Warner Bros. cartoons, the Marx Brothers, and a little Three Stooges thrown in for good measure, A Town Called Panic should be viewed and enjoyed by the whole family. Do yourself a favor and see it for yourself.


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