Ernest & Celestine - Clip No.1
If you're only mildly curious about the Oscar-nominated (Best Animated Film) "Ernest & Celestine," then we can all but guarantee that you'll be scrambling to see it after you watch this gorgeous exclusive preview. (We liken it to watching a million watercolor paintings come to life, but you can come up with your own simile once the initial wave of child-like wonder wears off.)

Based on the beloved book by French author Gabrielle Vincent, "Ernest & Celestine" tells the tale of an unexpected friendship between an orphaned mouse (Celestine, voiced by Mackenzie Foy) and a down-and-out bear (Ernest, voiced by Forest Whitaker). How adorable is that?! Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright also lend their voices to the movie.

In our preview, we follow the impossibly cute Celestine as she makes her way through the bustling underground village she calls home. There's a mouse in a boat, a clever elevator / conveyor belt thing, merchants selling dental care paraphernalia (hey, teeth are super important to rodents), and a training center where students learn important skills, like how to successfully outrun nasty, mouse-eating bears. There's even a group of trainees cleverly using mousetraps to build muscle. How's that for irony?

Once you've come out of your childhood regression, you can catch "Ernest & Celestine" in select theaters today. The movie expands to New York City March 14, and to more theaters after that.

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