Ernest & Celestine by Benjamin Renner (France, 2012, 79 min.). Tucked away underground is a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears living aboveground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine isn’t afraid and forms an unlikely bond with Ernest, a rather grumpy bear. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective communities. A gorgeous watercolor painting is brought to life with wonderful storytelling and brilliant comic timing that capture the limitless possibilities of animated storytelling. In French with English subtitles.
Recommended ages: 7+