Ernest and Celestine 2012

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In normal bear life, it is frowned upon to make friends with a mouse. But Ernest, a big bear, a clown and musician who lives on the fringes of bear society, nonetheless welcomes little Celestine into his home. She is an orphan and has fled the mouse world down below.

Starring:
Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner
Runtime:
1 hour 16 minutes

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Ernest and Celestine

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Product Details

Genres Children & Family, Animated, International
Director StéPhane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Starring Lambert Wilson, Pauline Brunner
Supporting actors Anne-Marie Loop
Studio Optimum Releasing
BBFC rating Universal, suitable for all
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Cheater on 17 July 2013
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In French with English subtitles, this is a very enjoyable film. We have enjoyed it in the family, but I also teach French in primary schools and my KS2 classes have really enjoyed it. In England when a child loses a tooth and places it under the pillow, it's the tooth fairy that takes it away and leaves in its place a coin. However, in France, this job is performed by the little mouse - la petite souris - and this point of cultural information provides an interesting discussion amongst children in the class. As for the film, the graphics and animation are wonderful, lovely narrative and incidental music; food for thought about friendship, kindness, society, the law - altogether a lovely experience.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By mr marriott on 18 July 2013
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I really loved this movie, and i have been meaning to get it for a long time.......
The story is great and fun and i would encourage all to watch young and old, for it also shows love and caring has no boundaries and any differences are not important.
So many great little lessons in animated form but true to real life, so get it, sit back relax and enjoy 10/10
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bear on 17 Jun 2013
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It's a very cute movie. The storyline is nice, and the drawings superb.
The dvd package itself was just the dvd and a printed cover, no booklet or anything, but I don't mind because I guess these guys did not have the budget for it.
Loved the show, will definitely watch whatever they have to offer in the future.

Well done!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Atli Hafsteinsson on 4 Oct 2014
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The French animated feature film Ernest & Celestine is a ligthhearted and introspective animated film that draws you into the charming, quirky world of two unlikely friends. They go out on a limb to help each other, even if it means facing the consequences. The whole movie looks like a watercolour storybook come to life, with deceptively gorgeous character animation and a beautiful gauche colour palette.

The world of Ernest & Celestine is split into the bear world and the sutberranean mouse world. Both Ernest the bear and Celestine the mouse are outcasts from their societies, down on their luck and neither wanting to fit into what is asked of them. When the two agree to help each other out as their situations are especially bleak, they strike up an odd, charming and often hilarious friendship.

With both lots of humour and beautiful, heartfelt moments, Ernest & Celestine is a beautiful reminder of the simple, poignant beauty that animated movies can bring to life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan St Botolph on 14 Sep 2014
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...I shall call her Celestine. Or at least I would if speaking in an exaggerated French accent for the rest of my days were a realistic option. This is an animation with a thumping big heart. The fluid, pure artwork and score set off the platonic love story rather wonderfully and the charming details throughout the script are second to none. The myriad of uses the director finds for mousetraps (other than the obvious of course) will have you smiling throughout.

There are many messages to uncover during this boy meets girl, girl makes boy less grumpy, boy nurtures girls secret ambition tail. Ahem, tale. And the brilliant characterization really carries the moral meaning without impinging on the sweet simplicity of this poignant little film. I will be buying this as a present for someone I love.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Clarke on 14 Nov 2013
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This animation brings to life the beautiful Ernest and Celestine books. I particularly loved the way that they have kept the original look, using the original book illustrations as the basis of the animation style. The soundtrack is great and I dare say this will go on to become a staple, childrens classic. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Junoy on 12 Mar 2014
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A very sweet and funny story with great characters. The animation is good and it is perfect for children to watch.
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By Miss P on 11 July 2014
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Gorgeous film and great service from seller!
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