Ernest & Celestine Movie

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Who's Involved:

Didier Bourdon

Release Date:

Friday, March 14, 2014 (New York / Los Angeles)

Rating: N/A

Runtime: 1 hr, 20 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding subterranean tunnels, lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Fresh from standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde. Bringing it all together is the on-screen chemistry between the two lead characters – a flowing, tender and playful rapport that will put a smile on your face and make your heart glow.

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Key Facts

  1. From the creators of Kirikou and the Sorceress, Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells.
  2. Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine is winner of the Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous festival prizes.

Filming Timeline

On or about December 2, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

On or about September 2, 2012, the film was in Development status.

Ernest & Celestine Release Date: When was it released?

Ernest & Celestine was released in 2014 on Friday, March 14, 2014 (New York / Los Angeles release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Bad Words, Need for Speed and Tyler Perry's Single Moms Club.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

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