Art of Ernest & Celestine

Ernest & Celestine is an animation movie produced by La Parti Productions and Les Armateurs, directed by Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar and Benjamin Renner in 2012. The movie was based on a series of children's books of the same name published by the Belgian author and illustrator Gabrielle Vincent. A TV series was also developed in 2017. The pictures on this page are a collection of artworks created for the movie and the series.


There is a world where the Bears live above ground in their cities and the rodents live below in their underground ones in mutual fear and hate. However, Celestine, an apprentice mouse dentist, finds at least momentary common cause with Ernest, a poor street Bear musician, that gets them rejected from both their respective worlds. In spite of this misfortune, the exiles find a growing friendship between themselves as their respective talents flower because of it. Despite this, their quietly profound challenge to the founding prejudices of their worlds cannot be ignored as the authorities track them down. When that happens, Ernest and Celestine must stand up for their love in the face of such bigotry and achieve the impossible.