Ernest and Celestine

Director(s): Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Country: France
Language: French w/ English subtitles
Animation | 2012 | 80 min
Genre: Drama
Recommended for ages All (Parental Guidance: Appropriate for all ages.)

In a world of children’s films largely dominated by action-packed 3D animation, Ernest and Celestine’s old-fashioned charm, simple message about the value of friendship, and magical watercolors stand out. Little mice are taught to be afraid of bears, but when Celestine’s dream of meeting one is realized, the lumbering, grumbling Ernest proves to be the best friend an open-minded mouse could ask for. From the creators of Triplets of Belleville and The Secret of Kells.

Awards
2014 Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature
Winner of Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature 2012 

Seattle International Film Festival 2013 – Winner Films4Families Youth Jury Award
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner — Best Animated Feature 2013
Academy Awards 2013, Nominee, Best Animated Feature; Cannes Film Festival 2012, SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight) - Special Mention; César Award 2012, Best Animated Feature; Cinekid 2011, Cinekid Film Award, International Film; Dubai International Film Festival 2012, People's Choice Award; International Cinephile Society Awards 2014, Best Animated Film; Los Angeles Film Critics Association 2013, Best Animated Feature; Magritte Awards (Belgium) 2014, Best Film, Best Director, Best Sound; Munich Film Festival 2013, Kids Audience Award; New York International Children's Film Festival 2013, Grand Prize Feature; Portland International Film Festival 2014, Audience Award, Best Animated Feature; Satellite Awards 2013, Best Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media; Seattle International Film Festival 2013, Films4Families Youth Jury Award

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