Must Watch: Officially Wacky Trailer for A Town Called Panic

November 26, 2009
Source: Apple

A Town Called Panic Trailer

It is my absolute pleasure to present the official trailer for A Town Called Panic today on Thanksgiving. This wonderfully wacky stop-motion animated movie comes from Belgium, where these same characters are part of a TV show. A Town Called Panic is about the misadventures of Cowboy, Indian and Horse. It's really hard to describe this, the concept, the story, anything. But, t's one of the best stop animated movies I've seen in a while (in addition to Fantastic Mr. Fox) and it's pure fun from start to finish. It's insanely trippy, as you'll see, but thoroughly entertaining as well. If there's only one new trailer you watch today, let this be it!

Watch the official US trailer for Aubier & Patar's A Town Called Panic:

Even animated plastic toys like Cowboy, Indian and Horse have problems, too. Cowboy and Indian's plan to surprise Horse with a homemade birthday gift backfires when they destroy his entire house instead.

A Town Called Panic, aka Panique au Village in Belgian, is co-directed and co-written by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar, also of the Pic Pic André shoow. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and was eventually picked up by Zeitgeist Films for release in the US. A Town Called Panic will hit very limited theaters starting on December 16th and is being considered for Best Animated Feature this year.

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That is both mental and genius! I'm loving the giant Pingu!

David Sztypuljak on Nov 26, 2009


This is like straight outta my early years as an avid tv watcher. Never ever expected something like this was even being made. Will see it.... probably stoned.

Neal on Nov 26, 2009


The idea of the film sounds good and i love french comedys, but the trailer didnt really make me laugh at all. I bet its not coming to theaters in finland, so ill have to find another way to see it.

coswell on Nov 26, 2009


We have something silmler with a advert for Cravendale milk in England Atown call panic looks realy french and wacky. 😉

Cineprog on Nov 26, 2009


Hahahahaha, this looks great =D

Robbie on Nov 26, 2009


looks like utter shit and more pure laziness than any form of art. not surprised the site likes it. there's no excuse for having a backdrop that a 2 year old could paint with closed eyes. also it was hardly funny, let me correct myself it wasn't at all funny.

tom on Nov 26, 2009


I thought it was cute.

tzarinna on Nov 26, 2009


why are you so angry tom? chhhhlax its french.

erik KEATING! on Nov 26, 2009


looks like a poor attempt at Robot Chicken

darren on Nov 26, 2009


Me gustó. Creo que habría que darle una oportunidad. Y el francés como siempre: genial.

Roger on Nov 26, 2009


Imagine trying to get financing for this! lol!....well done, they got it and they did it! Now, is it any good?....

TediusTed on Nov 26, 2009


Ah, the french... if you can't do something right, do it anyway and call it "artistic".

Gonnarentit on Nov 26, 2009


what did you say 10#

mike on Nov 26, 2009


I'm so confused by this trailer, but it looks awesome. Looking forward to seeing this.

FancyMonocle on Nov 26, 2009


Maybe its cause I'm high, but that was hilarious.

James on Nov 26, 2009


#13 I like it. I think we can give it a chance. And the french is cool.

Roger on Nov 26, 2009


J'ai hâte, it seems muy bueno!

Lazarus from Sparta...DETHKLOK RULES!!!!! on Nov 26, 2009


#11 - It's actually a very very popular TV show in Belgium. Don't think they had any trouble at all getting financing for this. 🙂

Alex Billington on Nov 26, 2009


Robot chicken...? In french...?

Evo on Nov 27, 2009


"A Town Called Panic, aka Panique au Village in Belgian" "Belgian" ? really ? Christ on a bike I despair.

Dr. Duvel on Nov 27, 2009


The correct translation is "Panic in the village" not "A town called panic". And just because they also speak french in Belgium doesn't mean they are Frenchmen. It's like calling a US citizen Canadian or vica versa

kankertje on Nov 27, 2009


Indeed, Belgium is not France. We speak both french and dutch but we are different ! What can I say about that movie ? It's a shame for Belgian cinema... There are much better movies from my country, such as Man Bites Dog, Memory of the killer or Dikkenek.

Belgian guy on Nov 28, 2009


oui panique au village très bon. A voir car impossible à raconter. #22 je ne suis pas sur que Dikkenek soit à citer dans les référence du cinéma belge. "C'est arrivé près de chez vous" oui.

wurstsan on Nov 28, 2009

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