From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: April and the Extraordinary World

FROM THE PRODUCERS OF THE ACADEMY AWARD®-NOMINATED FILM PERSEPOLIS COMES A RIVETING SCI-FI ADVENTURE FEATURING PAUL GIAMATTI, TONY HALE, SUSAN SARANDON, AND J.K. SIMMONS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., July 18, 2016 — (PRNewswire) —  The producers of Academy Award®-nominated film Persepolis, and renowned graphic novelist, Jacques Tardi, take fans on a rollicking adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe in April and the Extraordinary World, coming to Digital HD on July 19, 2016, and Blu-rayCombo Pack, DVD and On Demand on August 2, 2016, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with GKIDS. Described as "Miyazaki meets Pixar" (Tasha Robinson, The Verge) and hailed by critics as "thrilling!" (Peter Debruge, Variety) and "berserkly imaginative!" (David Noh, Film Journal), the film received an impressive 98% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes!

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: April and the Extraordinary World

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of a powerful discovery when a mysterious force suddenly abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Years later, April carries on her family's research in secret with her cat, Darwin, but soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered airships and cyborg rat spies!

Showcasing an all-star voice cast including Paul Giamatti (Straight Outta Compton, Turbo), Tony Hale (The Angry Birds Movie, "Veep"), Susan Sarandon (Thelma and Louise, Hell and Back) and J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Kung Fu Panda 3), April and the Extraordinary World on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD allows viewers to dive even deeper into the adventure with exciting behind-the-scenes bonus content featuring the filmmakers and incredible voice cast. All formats also include a bonus alternate French track with Academy Award® winner Marion Cotillard as April.

BLU-RAYTM, DVD & DIGITAL HD BONUS FEATURE:

  • The Origin Of The Extraordinary World – A look behind the scenes with filmmakers, graphic novelist Jacques Tardi, and voice cast

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FILMMAKERS:
Cast: Paul Giamatti, Tony Hale, Susan Sarandon, J.K. Simmons
Directed By: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
Screenplay By: Franck Ekinci, Benjamin Legrand
Based On An Idea By: Benjamin Legrand
Produced By: Marc Jousset, Franck Ekinci, Brice Garnier, Denis Delcampe
Edited By: Nazim Meslem
Music By: Valentin Hadjadj

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: August 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 44180344
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: Rated PG for action/peril including gunplay, some thematic elements and rude humor.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Subtitles, English Dubtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French DTS Digital Sound, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: August 2, 2016
Copyright: 2016 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 44180345
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1
Rating: Rated PG for action/peril including gunplay, some thematic elements and rude humor.
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH, French Subtitles, English Dubtitles
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Digital Sound 5.1
Run Time: 1 Hour 47 Minutes

About GKIDS
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an unrivaled eight Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, and Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016.  GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki's famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world's most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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