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ERNEST ET CÉLESTINE – ERNEST AND CELESTINE

ERNEST ET CÉLESTINE – ERNEST AND CELESTINE artwork

ERNEST ET CÉLESTINE – ERNEST AND CELESTINE

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 79m 15s

Release date 01/05/2013

BBFCInsight Contains mild threat and very mild bad language

Genre(s) Animation, Children

Director(s) Stéphane Aubier,Vincent Patar

Cast includes Pauline Brunner (voice), Anne-Marie Loop (voice), Lambert Wilson (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 21/04/2013

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

ERNEST ET CÉLESTINE – ERNEST AND CELESTINE is a subtitled French language animation about an orphan mouse called Celestine who meets and becomes friends with a large bear called Ernest. It is rated U for mild threat and very mild bad language.

There are some moments of brief mild threat. However, they are quickly and reassuring resolved and unlikely to cause undue anxiety to young children. In the opening scene the mistress in charge of an orphanage tells a scary bedtime story about bears to the little mice in her charge. She tells them that bears like eating mice, as a means of making them wary of the world above ground. When Ernest first encounters Celestine she is sleeping in a rubbish bin. We see the bear's open jaws and teeth from her point of view. However, Celestine smacks Ernest on the nose and points out that he shouldn't eat the contents of rubbish bins as they are full of diseases. In another scene Celestine has a nightmare in which she imagines the hammock in which she is sleeping is a small boat being tossed about in a heavy storm. The boat is engulfed in waves and Celestine screams before struggling to swim through the waves. Ernest then swims towards her and reassures her that it is only a nightmare.

ERNEST ET CÉLESTINE – ERNEST AND CELESTINE includes a single subtitled use of the term 'bloody'. It is spoken by an older character who is addressing a young mouse. The speaker immediately realises that the use of the term is ill-advised and comically corrects herself, using the term 'stinky' instead. The film also includes two subtitled uses of the word 'damned', in the sense of being doomed, and a single subtitled use of the term 'morons'.

U stands for Universal, which means that we think the film is suitable for audiences aged four or older.

Details

Distributor(s)
Studio Canal
Classified date(s)
27/03/2013
Main language
French
Submitted run time
79m 15s
Approved footage
7132+8
BBFC reference
AFF299047
Registration number
CFJ28600
Remarks
Subtitled

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