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“A Monster In Paris” going direct-to-DVD

One of the most interesting looking French theatrical animated features still unreleased in the U.S. is finally coming out here – straight to video. On April 16th, Shout Factory will release the English dub of Bibo Bergeron’s A Monster in Paris on DVD and blu-ray.

Check out the trailer above, featuring voice cast including Catherine O’Hara, Bob Balaban, Sean Lennon, Adam Goldberg, Jay Harrington, and Danny Huston – it film certainly looks commercial enough to have earned a theatrical release. Certainly more that Escape From Planet Earth

Here’s the Shout Factory press release:

Venture into the delightful Parisian cityscapes 1910s and spellbound by the visually opulent family adventure of A MONSTER IN PARIS, directed and written by Bibo Bergeron (Shark Tale) and produced by world renowned filmmaker Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp and Bergeron’s Bibo Films. With an exceptional English-language voice cast of French singing sensation Vanessa Paradis, singer/song writer Sean Lennon, Catherine O’Hara (Penelope), Adam Goldberg (A Beautiful Mind), Bob Balaban(For Your Consideration), Danny Huston (Hitchcock) and Jay Harrington (Private Practice), A MONSTER IN PARIS harkens back to the classic tale of beauty and the beast, and delivers vibrant storyline packed with elegant characters, unforgettable song-and-dance musical numbers and beautiful CG animation that the whole family will enjoy! This critically acclaimed international major motion picture also features enchanting, honey-toned vocals by Vanessa Paradis and Sean Lennon, with music score by popular French singer/songwriter Matthieu Chedid (aka M) and Patrice Renson.

On April 16, 2013, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, invites kids and families across America to a whimsical world of Parisian adventure and fantasy when Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, unleash A MONSTER IN PARIS on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack. The Blu-ray™ 3D Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy A MONSTER IN PARIS on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a digital copy of the movie compatible with PC, MAC, iTunes, iPhone and AppleTV.

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!

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


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