Ernest and Celestine – 2012


Ernest et Célestine CoverOriginal title: Ernest et Célestine
Rating: 4.0 Stars
Year: 2012
Director: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Duration: 80 min.
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Drama

Ernest and Celestine

If the picture above didn’t already win you over, let this trailer have a go. Or better yet, read on and watch the trailer later. Ernest and Celestine is a wonderfully animated, lighthearted, funny film, but one with a strong positive message about love and coexistence. As soon as your little ones can read subtitles, give them this. The film is in French, so subs are most likely required. Please do not watch this dubbed, as the original voices are just perfect.

In the land of bears and mice live Ernest and Celestine. Ernest is a big brown bear. The troubadour kind, the broke kind, the hungry kind. Bears live above ground, much like humans do, in houses, driving cars, selling stuff and working for pay. Celestine is a young mouse. The sweet kind, the naive kind, the fearless kind. Mice live underground, kind of like rats do here. They are distrustful of the bears who will attempt to get rid of them when given the chance.

Ernest and Celestine

What does the big bad bear like the most? A little mouse!

In this world, by accident, Ernest meets Celestine. They form a friendship that not everybody likes. As the whole world is brought up to believe, bears and mice simply can not live together. Mice are taught to be distrustful of bears, fear them, stay away from them, but steal their stuff when they’re not watching. Bears will not have the filth that are mice. They bring clutter, disease, break things and make your wife scream.

So lots of stuff happens and eventually both the bear police and mice police are after Ernest and Celestine. They go into hiding, but can’t remain there forever. Will they be caught and brought to justice, or will they manage to find a way out of the mess they got themselves into? That’s it, now go watch.

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