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 rural town that never fails to attract the craziest events. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise their pal Horse with a homemade barbecue pit goes awry when the 50 million bricks they accidentally order 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.
Stephane Aubier,Nicolas Buysse,Francois de Brigode,Véronique Dumont,Jeanne Balibar,Benoit Poelvoorde
Audience Award Winner at Fantastic Fest 2009 and the first stop-motion animated feature selected to Cannes, A Town Called Panic follows the wacky, hilarious and often surreal adventures of three plastic toys named Cowboy, Indian and Horse who share a rambling house in a rural town which never fails to attract the weirdest events. Each speedy character is voiced-and animated-as if they are filled with laughing gas. With hysteria a permanent feature of life in this papier-mache burg, will Horse and his equine paramour-flame-tressed music teacher Madame Longray (Jeanne Balibar)-ever find a quiet moment alone? A sort of Gallic Monty Python crossed with Art Clokey on acid, A Town Called Panic is zany, brainy and altogether insane-y!