Critically Acclaimed Animation ERNEST & CELESTINE Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack And DVD June 17



The Critically-Acclaimed Animation Feature Headlined By An All-Star Cast

Arrives On Blu-ray Combo Pack And DVD June 17


“Magical! Enchanting! An absolute delight!” – Los Angeles Times

“Adorable, Fantastic, Delightful!” – People

“An enthralling tale of friendship that will enchant children and adults alike!” – USA Today

Fall in love with a heartwarming story that is “pure delight” (The Village Voice) when the award-winning, fan favorite Ernest & Celestine comes to Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD June 17 from GKIDS, in conjunction with Cinedigm (NASDAQ: CIDM). Garnering France’s César Award for Best Animated Feature and a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 86th Academy Awards®, the visually stunning and brilliantly comedic film earned standing ovations at Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals.


Ernest & Celestine features the voice talents of a collection of celebrated actors including Oscar®-winner Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland), Mackenzie Foy (The Conjuring, The Twilight Saga), Oscar® nominee and Honorary Award Winner Lauren Bacall (The Mirror Has Two Faces), Oscar® nominee and two-time Golden Globe® winner Paul Giamatti (Cinderella Man, Sideways), Oscar and Golden Globe® nominee William H. Macy (Fargo, “Shameless”), Golden Globe® nominee Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”), Nick Offerman (“Parks And Recreation”) and Golden Globe® winner Jeffrey Wright (Angels In America).


Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine takes place in a beautiful, water-colored world in which a society of mice live underground in constant fear of the bears that dwell in the city above. When one of them, Celestine, comes face to face with Ernest, a bear, an unlikely, but beautiful friendship begins.



Featuring the voices of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright!


Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets, tucked away in networks of winding tunnels, lives a tiny mouse named Celestine. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer, and has a hard time fitting in. When she nearly ends up as breakfast for a grumpy bear named Ernest, the two become fast friends and embark on an adventure that will put a smile on your face and make your heart glow.



Original French Audio Track with English Subtitles

Making Of Featurette

Feature-length Animatic

Interview with Benjamin Renner


BLU-RAY/DVD BASICS                                                                       

Price: $34.95 (Blu-ray + DVD) / $29.95 (DVD)


Street Date: June 17, 2014

Pre-Book: May 6, 2014

UPC Number: 025192222030 (Blu-ray + DVD) / 025192222016 (DVD)


Language: English

Feature running time: Approx. 80 minutes

Rating: PG


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