REVIEW: MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI
OVERVIEW: An enchanting and touching story about the resilience of children and the uplifting power of friendship, the Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® nominated film for best animated feature My Life as a Zucchini is available on Digital HD on May 9, 2017 and on Blu-ray™ combo pack, DVD and On Demand on May 23, 2017 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. Hailed by critics as "captivating and vibrant!" (Stephanie Zacharek, TIME Magazine) and "inspiring!" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), My Life as a Zucchini has garnered an impressive 100% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes and features a stellar voice cast bringing the charming animation and powerful story to life.
Showcasing an all-star voice cast including Will Forte ("The Last Man On Earth"), Nick Offerman ("Parks and Recreation"), Ellen Page (Juno) and Amy Sedaris ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"), My Life as a Zucchini on Blu-ray™ and DVD allows viewers a rare and exclusive look behind-the-scenes with bonus content featuring the filmmakers. Also included in the release is the short film The Genie in a Tin of Ravioli, a magical and charming piece from My Life as a Zucchini director Claude Barras. Plus, the film will also be available with the original French language audio. Packed with emotion and a hopeful outlook of humanity, My Life as a Zucchini gives children a voice while speaking to all generations.
SYNOPSIS: After befriending a kind police officer, nine-year-old Zucchini is taken to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. Though he struggles to find his place at first, with the help of his new friends, Zucchini learns to trust and love again as he searches for a new family of his own. With a band of unforgettable characters you'll be cheering for, My Life as a Zucchini stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in English that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and French subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
English DTS-HD 5.1, French DTS-HD 5.1
Subtitles - English SDH
Blu-ray™ unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™ lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or
Making of My Life as a Zucchini – Go behind
the scenes with director Claude Barras as he walks you
through the puppet design, animation, and voice recording
that brings this enchanting film to life.
The Genie in a Tin of Ravioli
– Armand works in a pasta factory and every night when he
goes home, he has a tin of ravioli for dinner. But
tonight, instead of ravioli he is served a genie who is
ready to grant him two wishes! A short film from My Life
as a Zucchini director Claude Barras.