Panique au village aka A Town Called Panic (2009) – bonkers Belgian animated adventure movie review

Cast / crew
Writer (Scenario): Stéphane Aubier
Writer (Scenario): Guillaume Malandrin
Writer (Scenario): Vincent Patar
Writer (Scenario): Vincent Tavier
Director: Stéphane Aubier
Director: Vincent Patar
Producer: Philippe Kauffmann
Producer: Vincent Tavier
Stéphane Aubier: Cowboy, Max Briquenet, Mr Ernotte
Vincent Patar: Cheval, Maman Atlante

Panique au village aka A Town Called Panic (2009)

After a birthday present for Horse ends up with the destruction of their house and a bill for 500000000000000000000000000000000 bricks, Cowboy and Indian think it can’t get any worse. After rebuilding the following day, the trio awake to find that someone has stolen their freshly constructed house.


Mad but breathlessly, addictively, exhaustingly brilliant animated adventure which remains relentlessly positive and upbeat and has a very sweet core. And mad. This is one of those films made by people whose minds clearly do not work in any way like ours. I suspect you would not predict a single sequence or story beat throughout the entire movie and, in this case, it’s all the better for it. Essential. And mad.

This movie contains a mild swear word and extreme comic violence.

Classified PG by BBFC. Parental Guidance.

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