Some beautifully tinted (watercolor?) animation, but I never bought into the story or emotions of this world, so painstakingly explicated through bedtime stories, lectures, culture clash cliches and flip charts.
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.
Charmingly simple animated tale of a mouse and a bear who befriend each other in a world where mice live underground and bears live above, deathly afraid of each other and yet inexorably dependent upon the other. Essentially an anti-racism parable, but never feels overdone or preachy. Instead it's a beautifully animated, delightfully offbeat, and endearing tale of unlikely friendship.
I can't decide which I love more: the watercolour animation style, the music, how good the voice actors were (French version), or how intelligent and warm this is?
I laughed, was in awe, and cried. This is a gem everyone needs to watch at least once.
“I am not your nightmare.”
Sweet! I thought it was an animated movie for adults but it's pretty much for child-hearted adults. The traditional animation gives a lot to it, the movie feels like somebody is reading you a night time story before going to sleep.
(2.5) From the first moments I was certain that I would love the movie with its wonderful watercolours and cute characters but as it progressed I got more and more tired with it. The story, albeit positive in its message, just plods along making you less and less interested in characters and their fates.
The art style is charming & pleasing to the eye; the setting is ridiculous- bears & mice & their obsessions with teeth. No matter how much I agree with the anti-prejudice message I admit that it is *awfully* heavy handed. The resolution is a bit too convenient. It's an ok movie, relaxing enough. But not a great story.