ERNEST & CÉLESTINE
Little orphan house mouse Célestine doesn't believe the horror stories about the big, bad bear. When she meets Ernest the bear, the two become close friends. But neither the other mice nor the other bears are ready to accept this. Something very special has to happen to change their way of thinking.
Audience Award winner at Kinderfilmfest 2013.
Speaker: Hartmut Neugebauer, Paulina Rümmelein
Screenplay: Daniel Pennac
Original Material: Gabrielle Vincent
Film Editor: Fabienne Alvarez-Giro
Composer: Vincent Courtois
Producer: Didier Brunner
Co-Producer: Emilie Martel, Henri Magalon, Daniel Goudineau
Production Company: Les Armateurs
World Sales: Studiocanal
Distributor: 24 Bilder Film GmbH
Director: Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
Benjamin Renner (third foto) attended the European School of Visual Arts Angoulême in France and earned his degree in cartoon art. He then attended the Poudrière Animation School, where he directed the films LE PLUS GROS PRESIDENT DU MONDE and A MOUSE'S TALE. For his first feature-length film, ERNEST & CÉLESTINE, he co-directed with Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier. ERNEST & CÉLESTINE was awarded a César in 2013 for best animated film and was nominated in 2014 for an Oscar, also for best animated film.