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1,112 Ratings

A Town Called Panic

Panique au village

Belgium, France, 2009
Animation, Adventure, Comedy


Cowboy and Indian’s only wish was to come up with a brilliant idea for Horse’s birthday, but when their plan ends up in utter disaster, the three toys are sent on a surreal and manic adventure that leaves logic behind and launches to worlds beyond.

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A Town Called Panic Directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar

Critics reviews

The process of stop-motion animation is by nature not spontaneous, yet in A Town Called Panic, spontaneity rules. If anything, it’s as if the filmmakers’ labor-intensive technique has served only to keep their frivolity (barely) contained. Panic really can be reduced to child’s play, apparently, and that makes it seem like a place worth visiting.
May 15, 2016
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The zany world of this film is a constant chaotic chase. The plot takes absurd nonsensical shifts that resemble more a story told by a child rather than winking adult irony. It is reinless, funny, and whimsical.
November 15, 2013
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