"A joyous rediscovery of hand-drawn animation, all witty and expressive lines, spare backgrounds and gorgeous, watery hues." - Tom Keogh, Seattle Times

"Every frame is suffused with a fireplace kind of warmth that, for me at least, cast an immediate spell that didn't let up." - Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

Deep below snowy, cobblestone streets lives a civilization of hardworking mice, terrified of the bears who live above ground. Unlike her fellow mice, Celestine is an artist and a dreamer – and when she nearly ends up as breakfast for ursine troubadour Ernest, the two form an unlikely bond. But it isn’t long before their friendship is put on trial by their respective bear-fearing and mice-eating communities. Each Kid Flix showtime is preceded by a short media-literacy introduction by Film Center staff. Recommended for ages 6+ 


Awards & Nominations
Nominee - Best Animated Film, Academy Awards


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