You may not be familiar with 2013 Best Animated Feature nominee Ernest & Celestine, but you might know its creators, who also happen to be the minds behind the 2004 Oscar-nominated animated film The Triplets of Belleville.
Directed by Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner, the hand-drawn animated feature tells the story of a mouse who lives underground and a bear who lives up above. The pair form an unlikely friendship despite their peers telling them a friendship between a mouse and a bear can never last.
Check out the official trailer for the dubbed U.S. version of Ernest & Celestine, which features the voices of Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, and more:
Ernest & Celestine opens Feb. 28 in Los Angeles and March 17 in New York, with plans to expand to major U.S. markets soon after that.
Ernest and Celestine