In a world where bears are in charge and mice are oppressed, Ernest, a bear working as a clown and musician, meets Celestine, an orphan mouse who has run away from a life that doesn’t fit her. A happy friendship blossoms until the other bears and mice find out and the pair is forced to hide.
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This was so incredibly soothing.... What a gorgeous animation, music and the voices of the characters fit like a glove to each of them!! An endearing story of finding friendship in the oddest places, with the most unexpected and against all odds and preconceptions.
C'est un film merveilleux, une leçon de vie avec une atmosphère rafraîchissante et douce ! (et les sourires qu'il a provoqué sur les enfants, les parents et les grand-parents en sortant des salles... C'était encore plus beau.)
Warm & comforting, this French film was the perfect remedy for a sick day. Even when you could guess how it'll turn out, it didn't matter because you enjoy the joyous creation of its world & cared about these 2 misfits. The directors credit Miyazaki as an influence and it shows. Their film is as warm as fireplace & as charming as any a Ghibli film.
Enchanting adaptation of the Gabrielle Vincent children's literature which offers a tale of friendship and overcoming racism in a novel and emotional way. Exceptionally well animated using a look of water colours this offers a maturation in style of its three directors who honour the source material and other inspirations. Voice casting is exceptional especially Lambert Wilson as Ernest. Wonderful film for all.