"A Monster in Paris" is loose on the streets! Courtesy of Shout! Factory ~ What'cha Reading?

“A Monster in Paris” is loose on the streets! Courtesy of Shout! Factory

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A charming tale set in 1910’s Paris this story is one part Frankenstein and one part Phantom of the Opera, check out the synopsis from Shout! Factory:

A wacky inventor, his camera-crazy best friend and a madcap monkey make a massive mistake when let loose in a mad scientist’s laboratory. With lotions and potions spilling everywhere, the troublesome trio accidentally creates Franc, the product of a reaction between a common flea and one of the scientist’s mystery concoctions. What they fail to realize, however, is that this ‘monster’ is actually a soft-centered soul with an astounding talent for music.

With the help of an enchanting nightclub singer Lucille, Franc becomes the talk of the town, just as stories of Paris’s newest monster attract the attention of the egotistical police commissioner, hell bent on securing a big prize to help his battle to become mayor. The unwitting scientists and the singer must team up to protect Franc, a monster with more than a musical career to protect!

From Director Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) and featuring the voice talents of Vanessa Paradis, Catherine O’Hara, Bob Balaban, Sean Lennon, Adam Goldberg, Jay Harrington, Danny Huston. I found the clips to be fun, funny, and, yes charming. Here are a couple from around Youtube:

The music is good, the setting is beautiful, the writing is witty and intelligent. This movie will be added to the growing number of animated feature films I watch with my kids, as well as the shorter list of ones I watch by myself.

Find it on amazon and in stores everywhere as of April 16th!

EXCLUSIVE TO TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK

Movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a Digital Copy of the film

Technical Information

BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK
Street Date: April 16, 2013
Running Time: 1 Hour, 27 Minutes
Layers: (BD25)
Aspect Ratio: 1080p 1.78
Language/ Subtitle: English / English SDH
Sound: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

DVD
Technical Information – DVD
Street Date: April 16, 2013
Running Time: 1 Hour, 27 Minutes
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78
Language/ Subtitle: English / English SDH
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1

About Shout! Factory

Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s DVD and Blu-Ray™ offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials in lavish packages crammed with extras.  Shout’s audio division boasts GRAMMY®-nominated box sets, Broadway cast albums, new releases from storied artists, lovingly assembled album reissues and indispensable “best of” compilations.  In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast digital distribution network which delivers video and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America.  Shout! Factory also owns and operates Timeless Media Group, Biograph Records, Majordomo Records, HighTone Records and Video Time Machine. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention.  Shout! Factory is based in Santa Monica, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com

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