A Town Called Panic
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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 raucous 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. And with panic a permanent feature of life in this papier-mâché burg, will Horse and his equine girlfriend the flame-tressed music teacher Madame Longray (Jeanne Balibar) ever find a quiet moment alone? A Town Called Panic is zany, brainy and altogether insane-y!
DVD SPECIAL FEATURES
- New anamorphic transfer, created from new HD elements
- La Fabrique de Panique (52 minutes): A new behind-the-scenes documentary
- Video interviews with directors Vincent Patar and Stephane Aubier
- Obsessive Compulsive: a new short made especially for this DVD release, chosen by the filmmakers as the winner of Zeitgeist's Panic Stop-Motion Animation Contest
- Deleted scenes
- Test shot comparisons
- Photo gallery
- U.S. theatrical trailer
Top Customer Reviews
Cowboy and Indian are careless and carefree. They live together in a big house with the somewhat more dignified Horse, who enjoys chocolate-covered hay and has a thing for the beautiful music teacher, Ms. Longree. It's Horse's birthday, and Cowboy and Indian forgot to get a present, so they get frantic. They decide to build him a brick barbecue, but they don't have enough bricks, so they order some online but instead of the 50 they need they accidentally order 500000000000000000000 or some such ridiculous number of bricks. Towering the extra bricks on top of the house turns out not to be such a good idea; and when they try to rebuild their broken house out of stray bricks, the funny thing is that someone keeps stealing their walls, and now they all have to work together to resolve the mystery.
I saw this with my kids, but in a theater where there were mostly adults, and everyone was busting up at the absurdly over-the-top scenarios that felt like the spontaneous result of whimsical and inventive storytellers with lots of plastic toys at their disposal.Read more ›
"A Town Called Panic" is clever, creative, cute, bizarre, silly entertainment appropriate for a rainy day or after dark family outing or even a date night, especially if it can be seen at an inexpensive theater. In my family, the 5 of us range in age from 14-60 and we all enjoyed it. The dialog is in French, but there are English subtitles. I think we left the theater sort of shaking our heads, wondering WHAT exactly WAS that we'd just seen, but then we rehashed various things all the way home, laughing as we did! It's been a few weeks since we saw it and we're still laughing about a couple things. We plan to see it again someday and perhaps even buy our own copy. Random. Yes, random.
There is a bit of French cursing and some characters who are a bit angry. If you want a milder film for kids that is visually outside the box, check out Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro and the other Studio Ghibli films.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved it! It's like Fantastic Mr. Fox on steroids! Pure imagination and crazy stop motion animation. If you loved FMF you will enjoy it.Published 2 days ago by B. Halsey
My daughter & I have LOVED this little movie for years!!!!!!! The stop-action toybox characters are hilarious! We also really liked the television series.Published 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Kids were laughing out loud/ even if it was in French, they thought it to be creative & very funny!Published 1 month ago by Jodi
I am a fan of Action League Now. 5 stars of it was spoken in English.Published 1 month ago by Sandra
If you enjoy Wallace and Grommet style stop motion and don't mind subtitles, this is a wonderful, silly movie. My fourteen-year-old niece and I couldn't stop laughing.Published 1 month ago by A. Grumbles
Loved the animation. My 6 year old loved every second and we've watched several times.Published 1 month ago by Sandra Moser
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