A Town Called Panic


The wild, wild west was never quite THIS wild! In this delightfully wacky stop-motion extravaganza from Belgium, three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian and Horse share a rambling house in a rural town that never fails to attract the craziest events. Cowboy and Indian’s plan to surprise their pal Horse with a homemade barbeque pit goes awry when the 50 million bricks they accidentally ordered online show up on their doorstep. This sets off a zany chain of events as the trio travels to the center of the earth, treks across frozen tundra (complete with a giant snowball-throwing robot penguin) and discovers a parallel underwater universe of treacherous, pointy-headed creatures. Time to panic! (Dir. by Stephane Aubier & Vincent Patar, 2009, Belgium, in French with minimal English subtitles, 75 mins., Not Rated / Suitable for ages 7 and up) Digital