PANIQUE AU VILLAGE / A TOWN CALLED PANIC

SYNOPSIS
The giddy, chaotic pace in Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar’s first feature, a marvelous fantasia made using meticulously detailed stopmotion animation and a cast of 1,500 plastic-toy figures, never lets up for a second. Gleefully defying all logic, A Town Called Panic finds its heroes, Horse, Cowboy, and Indian, living together harmoniously, with Horse partial to taking long, soapy hot showers. After a gaffe involving an order of 50 million bricks mistakenly placed online, the trio travels to the center of the Earth, the frozen tundra (where they must battle an evil giant-robot penguin), and a mysterious underwater universe. During their far-flung adventures, incurable romantic Horse tries to impress an orange-maned mare, Madame Longrée, the town’s devoted music teacher. Seemingly inspired by the manic energy of the Marx brothers and old Warner Bros. cartoons, A Town Called Panic, which originated as a cult-favorite TV show, is ultimately in a class of its own, its playful, nonstop anarchy bound to appeal to children and adults alike.

‘A Town Called Panic’ is an adventure story as fast-paced and exciting as any currently in theaters. The fact that it stars a dashing plastic horse and his excitable wards, a plastic cowboy and Indian, only makes it that much better.”
Mike Hale, The New York Times.

DIRECTOR
Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

SCREENPLAY
Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar

VOICES
Cowboy: Stéphane Aubier
Madame Longrée: Jeanne Balibar
Mouton / Jean-Paul: Nicolas Buysse Véronique Dumont: Janine
Indien: Bruce Ellison
Cheval: Vincent Patar

GENRE Animation, Comedy
LANGUAGE French
RUNNING TIME 75’
PRODUCTION France, Belgium, Luxemboug, 2009
RATING Not Rated
FORMAT(S) 35mm, Beta SP, Digibeta, DVD

DISTRIBUTOR
Zeitgeist Films