The Loft Kids Fest At Home

Ernest & Celestine


Part of a very special “couch surfing” edition of The Loft Kids Fest that we’re calling The Loft Kids Fest At Home! 

Step 1 – Watch our special Daily Kids Fest Bonus Video! Click HERE to watch.
Step 2 – Watch the Oscar-nominated short film, The Cat Came Back (1988, Canada, 7 mins.)! Click HERE to watch.
Step 3 – Watch Ernest & Celestine FREE on KANOPY! Click HERE to watch.

Questions? Check out our Loft Kids Fest at Home FAQ for more information!

Thanks to our community partner, Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona

From the creators of A Town Called Panic comes this enormously-entertaining, Oscar-nominated animated film about friendship and tolerance that will appeal to kids and adults of all ages!

“It moves with the rhythms and emotions of classic kids’ literature, possesses elegance and belly laughs in equal measure, and is almost magically beautiful to look at. And, like bears, it has bite.” – Ty Burr, Boston Globe

“Mice and bears can never be friends” according to the rules in the charming world of the animated tale Ernest & Celestine. Celestine is a young mouse in an underground land where cautionary tales of bears are told and all mice are destined to become dentists. But that doesn’t stop Celestine from dreaming of becoming an artist. After being assigned a mission above ground – in the world of bears – Celestine meets Ernest, a big bear, clown, and musician who lives on the fringes of bear society. Ernest welcomes her into his home, flying in the face of the established order. But when they are discovered by forces above and below ground, their unique friendship is tested. Will the unlikely pair be able to overcome the long-standing divide between mice and bears?   Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, this charming and funny tale features the vocal talents of Forest Whitaker, Mackenzie Foy, Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman and Jeffrey Wright. (Dir. by Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar & Benjamin Renner, 2013, France/Belgium/Luxembourg, in English, 80 mins., Rated PG)

*TODAY’S CLUE* In Ernest and Celestine, all mice (including Celestine the mouse) are expected to become: A. Chefs B. Race car drivers C. Dentists D. Movie stars

Support for The Loft Kids Fest At Home 2020 is provided by the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona, funded by the City of Tucson and Pima County, with additional support from the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.