Ernest & Célestine
Ernest & Célestine (2014)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 28, 2014
DVD Release Date: June 17, 2014
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sweet and visually charming, Ernest & Celestine offers old-fashioned delights for animation lovers of all ages.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Ernest learns to share, Celestine learns to a paint - and the audience learns that in a Disney-dominated marketplace, kids are still free to choose their own mini mouse.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Ernest & Celestine is a genuine charmer for kids, and for the parental units tagging alongside.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

A curious blend of charm and tooth-obsessed strangeness, with a wholesome message about friendship that's somewhat tainted by the characters' Butch and Sundance antics, but illustrated in a gentle style with wonderfully subtle-yet-vibrant music.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The unlikely cross-species friendship of Celestine the mouse and Ernest the bear teaches a gentle lesson about irrational intolerance in this French animated charmer.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

A sweet-natured tale of an unlikely friendship between a burly bear and a plucky mouse. It's also decidedly offbeat with an emphasis on animal dentistry.

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Liam Maguren

A welcomed alternative to chaotic kid-centric blockbusters, channelling the spirit of humble animated greats My Neighbour Totoro and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

"Ernest & Celestine" draws on plenty of classics, animated and otherwise, for inspiration, but the film manages to be delightful on its own offbeat terms.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A joyous rediscovery of hand-drawn animation, all witty and expressive lines, spare backgrounds and gorgeous, watery hues.

Clayton Davis

Encompassing the powerful elements of honesty, truth, and acceptance, Pennac's screenplay, once again, fixates on the small details that bring our story full circle and unimaginably to life.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhăes
Made from simple artisanal drawings of pastel tones and with a great sound design, this joyful tale of friendship offers a smart commentary on prejudice and… More
Christopher Haskell
For lack of a better term, "Ernest And Celestine" is cute. It is cutely drawn, reviving the hand drawn animation style, the characters are cute, and… More
KJ Proulx
This beautiful little film tells the story of a world made up of only Bears and Mice, where the Bears live up above and are feared by the mice. But one day when… More
Byron Brubaker
This a thoroughly cute tale based on Gabrielle Vincent's children's book. Here in Cleveland there was no choice about seeing the subtitled version or… More