Year of Release: 2009
Rated: Not Rated
Director(s): Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Animation Studio: Zeitgeist Films
Approx. Running Time: 75 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"MADE WITH AN ANARCHIC, ANYTHING-GOES SPIRIT,
this is truly a film, not to mention a town, where you never know what's going to happen next."
-Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"DELIRIOUS. HILARIOUS. ABSOLUTELY ONE OF A KIND."
-Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian
Hilarious and delightfully wacky, the stop-motion extravaganza A Town Called Panic has endless charms and raucous laughs for children and adults alike. Based on the Belgian cult TV series (released by Wallace & Gromit's Aardman Studios), Panic stars three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian and Horse who share a rambling house in a village that never fails to attract the craziest events. Featuring a journey to the center of the earth, a trek across frozen tundra (complete with a giant snowball-throwing robot penguin) and the discovery of a parallel underwater universe of treacherous, pointy-headed creatures, A Town Called Panic is zany, brainy and altogether insane-y!
This is one of the most bizarre films I've ever seen. It's also immensely entertaining.
Not Rated (MPAA)