- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 20, 2010
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Zeitgeist Films
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: La fabrique de panique: a new 52-minute behind-the-scenes documentary
- Video interviews with directors Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier
- "Obsessive compulsive" a new short chosen by the panic filmmakers as the winner of zeitgeist's stop-motion animation contest
- Deleted scenes, test shot comparisons and production photo gallery
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - French
- Subtitles - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Stephane Aubier &
Vincent Patar &
French Cowboy &
Director of Photography:
Ben Tesseur &
Alexandre von Sivers
Los Angeles Times - 11/06/2009
"[T]his Belgian animated epic is completely over-the-top zany."
Box Office - 12/01/2009
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] goofy, hilarious stop-motion fable....The real stars are the power of imagination and a keen, playful wit."
New York Times - 12/16/2009
"A TOWN CALLED PANIC is an adventure story as fast-paced and exciting as any currently in theaters....Funny and original..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 01/13/2010
"The most frequent line of dialogue in this enchanting world is 'Oh, no!' One strange thing happens after another."
Total Film - 10/01/2010
4 stars out of 5 -- "Studded with surreal and unexpectedly tender touches, this is plastic and fantastic."
Sight and Sound - 11/01/2010
"The effect is undoubtedly charming....Genial and amusing..."
This unusual feature (a French-Belgian-Luxembourgian co-production) stylistically recalls the work of Art Clokey (GUMBY, DAVEY AND GOLIATH), with its lead cast consisting entirely of stop motion-animated children's toys. The premise concerns two such toys -- Cowboy (Stéphane Aubier) and Indian (Bruce Ellison) -- who plan to buy a birthday gift for their friend Horse (the voice of Vincent Patar) but accidentally destroy his house. A series of wacky, often hallucinatory adventures ensues that finds the trio journeying to the center of the earth, wandering across icy tundra and discovering a strange aquatic world inhabited by oddball beings with pointed heads. Benoît Poelvoorde (MAN BITES DOG) provides one of the voices.
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