Charming, if rather slight, French animation that pitches its story of acceptance, friendship and tolerance firmly at a young, impressionable audience. As a result, adults unfamiliar with the characters, who originate from a series of beloved books, may be somewhat resistant to the film’s power to delight, but this simple story of a mouse and a bear who form a lasting friendship despite hailing from different worlds, has an innocence and purity that is hard to criticise. Notable French actor Lambert Wilson provides the voice of Ernest.