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Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine

2012
Family/Kids
Fantasy
1h 20m
This is the story of the friendship between Ernest, a big bear who wants to become an artist and Celestine, a little mouse who doesn't want to become a dentist. (quinzaine-realisateurs.com)
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Ernest & Celestine

2012
Family/Kids
Fantasy
1h 20m
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Rated 28 Dec 2015
70
51st
Once it got past the dentist plotline (I'm honestly kind of weirdly repulsed by teeth) and into the "Ernest and Célestine are buddies" part of the story, I really started loving this. Very simple, yet beautifully effective in its simplicity. I also found the original (French) voice actor for Ernest very funny.
Rated 25 Oct 2016
6
83rd
a capitalist society hellbent on endless production requires the division of labour into segregated classes, preventing the development of genuine intimacy. the maintenance of this "society" is sustained not only at the end of law's baton, but in the dissemination of ideas: one must believe in the Big Bad Bear. a truly surprising and funny film that is not at all reducible to a simplistic "prejudice is bad".
Rated 18 Aug 2013
90
84th
One of the finest films to date about the intricate politics of mouse and bear relationships.
Rated 13 Dec 2014
8
80th
Like other great children's movies, Ernest and Celestine is not simply a series of entertaining events, but addresses the nature of life in a frank and moving manner, in this instance dealing primarily with prejudice. You could argue it's one-note, simple, shallow, whatever, but I disagree. Just because something's basic doesn't diminish the artistry of it. Minimalism is healthy.
Rated 18 Feb 2014
77
51st
It's cute and sweet without being saccharine and the art style is very nice. Doesn't feel particularly original, but it executes well.
Rated 31 Aug 2015
100
87th
I loved the drawing style and the beautiful colors! The caracters are so sweet and it' a very calm movie for relaxing and it made me happy!
Rated 28 Apr 2018
83
54th
B+
Rated 14 Feb 2023
70
65th
Solid Oscar-nominated animated tale. My daughter likes the TV show even more.
Rated 10 Mar 2014
83
56th
wonderfully rendered animation, a living watercolor, with the mastery of expression, illustration, and creativity you'd expect from a French source.
Rated 27 Apr 2015
60
24th
Gorgeous animation.
Rated 13 Jul 2014
90
80th
beautiful animation, cute story. if only mice and bears could get along so well in the real world.
Rated 29 Nov 2014
68
53rd
A cute but shallow tale of unlikely friendship.
Rated 26 Jun 2014
75
66th
A delightfully charming and warmly hand-drawn ode to friendship.
Rated 28 Jul 2023
70
49th
This is a nice, enjoyable old fashioned type animated film, primarily for kids. Its an easy and as I say enjoyable watch for kids and adults I suppose. A good bit of fun. Yes I'd recommend it.
Rated 13 Jul 2014
83
88th
If you are interested of a story with outcast characters, those who do not fit into the mainstream, this fairy tale is for you. Very sweet and funny animation.
Rated 27 Jan 2014
82
76th
Incredibly charming story and animation. A proper fairy tale that works for adults too.
Rated 01 Mar 2014
70
57th
Not as batshit crazy and funny as the Franco-Belgian duo's previous stop-motion madcap of plastic toys. But charming.
Rated 18 Mar 2017
91
96th
Ernest and Celestine is animated in a charming style reminiscent of its book series. It deals in an unorthodox friendship between a mouse and a bear that shakes the foundations of their societies. Beautiful yet simplistic in animation, its only failing is that it throws the book at these two for very real behaviors and then casts them aside to make the larger point about the segregated world in which they live. It's swept under the rug a bit too much. Still, charming, thought-provoking. See it.
Rated 12 Jul 2018
7
50th
excellent animation, cute characters and story, great sound and foley work. the story is a little short and simple, but it's from a children's book so whatev.
Rated 11 Dec 2017
80
74th
[US version] Short, sweet and cute animation, with stellar voice work from Forest Whitaker who perfectly embodies the big, grouchy, hungry, soulful bear. The plot is a little weird and creepy at first, but soon takes a turn for the mellow tale of companionship that follows. Perhaps a little short and incomplete to compare to features, but makes up for it with the nice drawings and quirky child-friendly tale.
Rated 11 Jul 2021
90
95th
Célestine: "Bear up above and mice down below?"
Rated 28 Sep 2014
65
43rd
* Characters : 6 * Script : 7 * Directing, Aura : 6.5 * Ease of Viewing : 6.5 * Naked Eye : 6.5
Rated 26 Nov 2013
80
54th
A light and charming story of a mouse who befriends a bear. Told in beautiful watercolour animation.
Rated 31 Jan 2014
74
50th
Tackles the subject of prejudice head-on in the cutest way possible.
Rated 21 Nov 2016
86
77th
Simple but excellent kids movie
Rated 15 May 2015
8
71st
Cozy and delightfully endearing, "Ernest & Celestine" is a beautifully animated feature that will be found pleasing to adult and young audiences alike.
Rated 07 Feb 2015
73
80th
Looking for a children's film without princesses and super heroes? Check out this animated film done in elegant water colored animation--a film that celebrates artists and friendship that overcomes prejudice. There are also some funny and exciting chase sequences that will keep young boys interested. Under 90 minutes ps70

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