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Ernest & Celestine (2012)

Ernest et Célestine (original title)
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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:
... Ernest (voice)
... Ernest (voice)
Pauline Brunner ... Célestine (voice)
... Celestine (voice)
... The Grey One (voice)
Anne-Marie Loop ... La Grise (voice)
... Rat Judge (voice)
Patrice Melennec ... Georges (voice)
... Head Dentist (voice)
Brigitte Virtudes ... Lucienne (voice)
Léonard Louf ... Léon (voice)
... Lucienne (voice)
Dominique Maurin ... Chef de clinique (voice) (as Dominique Collignon)
... George (voice)
... L'infirmière en chef souris (voice)
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There is a world where the Bears live above ground in their cities and the rodents live below 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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Rated PG for some scary moments | See all certifications »

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28 February 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

€9,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,078, 28 February 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$292,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,376,444
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Trivia

In the little bear's room that Celestine finds her way into towards the beginning of the movie, there is a poster for the director's previous film "A Town Called Panic (2009)" See more »

Goofs

While Ernest is cooking chocolate, the arm holding up Celestine is level with his head. After the cut, the arm is suddenly below his face. See more »

Connections

Followed by Ernest and Célestine, The Collection (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Ernest's Song
Written by Thomas Fersen and Vincent Courtois
Performed by Lambert Wilson (Original Version)
Performed by Forest Whitaker (English Version)
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European Animation at its Finest
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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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