Ernest and Celestine

Film - Animated | September 28 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This magical animated feature inspired by Belgian writer-illustrator Gabrielle Vincent’s children’s books is a pure delight. The friendship between a mouse named Celestine, who is being groomed for a career in dentistry, and the bear Ernest, a musician and poet, is beautifully rendered in pen and watercolor drawings. The English-language version is voiced by an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright. Winner of France’s César Award for Best Animated Feature, and nominated for Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards, this enchanting film has become a family favorite.