Ernest & Celestine

  • Sat Dec 6
  • Sun Dec 7
Ernest & Celestine

*$5/$4 kids 12 & under for Sat matinee ($5.50 all on Sun)

Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall

Based on the children’s book by Gabrielle Vincent, this Oscar-nominated animated tale features a world of bears and mice, where the mice are relegated to an underground city, the bears roam freely above like humans, and the two societies live in great fear of one another. When Celestine ventures above ground and is nearly eaten by Ernest, the pair bonds as outsiders in their respective worlds and become friends—an unconscionable act in the eyes of their societies. A rare, hand-drawn treat in the wake of Hollywood’s recent trend toward fast-moving, sensory assaulting animation. “From its inventive visuals to its unruly heroes, Ernest & Celestine is an equal pleasure for children and adults.” (Betsy Sharkey, LA Times) Recommended for ages 6+

Cosponsored with Ithaca Youth Bureau


DCP color
1 hour 20 minutes
release year/country
2012 France