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Feature Film

“Ernest & Celestine” English Dub Trailer

It’s been almost two years since we first wrote about Ernest & Celestine on Cartoon Brew, but the wait is almost over. The Oscar-nominated French animated pic will open in Los Angeles at the Landmark Theater on February 28, and in New York at the IFC Center on March 14, followed by a nationwide expansion to major markets. The new trailer above promotes the English-language dub featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright.

  • Caitlin Cadieux

    I think I’ll prefer to watch this in French when I finally get the opportunity to see it, but this looks very well done. What an absolutely gorgeous film.

  • David D.

    Yeah, isn’t this actually from the CREATORS of “A Town Called Panic”? I’m really looking forward to seeing it, but the trailer looks like the movie is a lot more frantic than the extended clips I’ve seen.

  • Comments!

    There’s a theatre that’s playing this in my city this month, but it will be the original French audio with English subtitles. I should still go see it in theatres though…

  • Inkan1969

    Maybe they mean that Belgians made the movie…

    • GKIDS_Dave

      Didier Brunner and Les Armateurs produced both movies.

  • George Comerci

    I’m definitely glad to see more of this film, rather than hearing about how charming it is. I’m on board! The mouse trap scene had me sold :)

  • Brittany

    Not super sure about Ernest’s voice but it overall sounds well done! I saw it in french & it was a really pretty & good story. There really wasn’t much to complain about. Some curiously obvious totoro references but that’s not a bad thing! I don’t think it’ll win the oscar with all the competition but it’s certainly good enough to. It was universal enough to be enjoyed by anyone so I hope many people go see it & give hand-drawn some love.

  • I’m hoping either this or The Wind Rises wins at the Oscars. One can always dream right?

    • Jack Daniels Old Number 7

      whoa whoa whoa. hold your horses now. that would mean the oscars would acknowledge an animated film that isn’t a cgi piece of s—. we can’t have that.

      • SuperRad

        Because absolutely no effort goes into any CGI films ever right? Also this movie looks beautiful.

  • Steven Bowser

    I’m going to watch the French version first if I can, but this doesn’t look THAT bad. It seems okay.

  • otterhead

    I don’t know what “corny Californian accent” you’re hearing here, but it’s certainly not Forrest Whitaker.

  • Louis Robertin

    exactly ,since it was his first movie he asked for back up from experienced belgian directors Patar and Aubier, but still he made good impression with his short “la Queue de la Souris” (the mouse’s tail) that you can see….


    ps ( corporate time) : he is also designed characters and concept for “Gus” an upcoming film produced and made by french company “Teamto”

    here is an old render pic about it

  • chronofox

    That is a moot point, seeing how that movie destroyed the box office…