Almost a year ago, it was announced that the film Ernest & Celestine had won the Cesar Awards over in France. Now the film has been nominated for an Oscar as well, and we are finally seeing the English-dubbed trailer, which is extremely adorable, if I do say so myself.
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 dreamer—and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Ernest & Celestine joyfully leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. Like a gorgeous watercolor painting brought to life, a constantly shifting pastel color palette bursts and drips across the screen, while wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing draw up influences as varied as Buster Keaton, Bugs Bunny, and the outlaw romanticism of Bonnie and Clyde.
The dubbed film will be released February 28th in Los Angelos, March 17th in New York, with plans to expand in theaters after that.
Personally, I am really excited to see this movie. The animation looks so unique, and I just really miss 2D! Everything about this film seems so sweet, and who knows: maybe Frozen has a contender?