2014 Official Selection, film index

La Bûche de Noël

Panique au Village "La Bûche de Noël"
A Town Called Panic "The Christmas Log"

  1. Overview
  2. Fact Sheet

Christmas is coming. Indian and Cowboy are eagerly waiting for their presents. Overexcited by the organisation of the celebration, they fight and accidentally destroy the Yule log on which Horse was putting the final touch.

The film

  • Film identity

    Original title: Panique au Village "La Bûche de Noël"

    Directed by: Vincent PATAR, Stéphane AUBIER

    Vincent Patar (1965) and Stéphane Aubier (1964) are Belgian writers and animation filmmakers who met at the School of Visual Arts in Brussels in 1986 and have been an inseparable animation duo ever since. From the "Pic Pic André Shoow" to "A Town Called Panic" they have created funny and outrageous worlds using a variety of animation techniques. Alongside Benjamin Renner, they were nominated and awarded around the globe for their co-direction on the feature film "Ernest & Celestine". Their TV special "A Town Called Panic: The Christmas Log" was in competition at Annecy 2014 and received a Cartoon d'or.

    see bio Vincent Patar n° 1707

    Country: Belgium, France

    Year of production: 2013

    Running time: 26 min

  • Technique

    Category: TV special

    Techniques used: 2D Computer

    Process: Colour

    Target public: Teens, Adults, , Family, Young adults

  • Credits

    Directed by: Vincent PATAR, Stéphane AUBIER

    Production: PANIQUE !, Vincent TAVIER, Nicolas SCHMERKIN, BEAST ANIMATION, Ben TESSEUR

    Distribution: AUTOUR DE MINUIT, Nicolas SCHMERKIN