2016 Oscar® Nominated Film Featuring The Voices Of Will Forte, Nick Offerman, Ellen Page And Amy Sedaris: "My Life As A Zucchini"

Available On Digital HD May 9, 2017 And On Blu-ray™, DVD And On Demand May 23, 2017 From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment In Partnership With Animation Distributor GKIDS

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., March 30, 2017 — (PRNewswire) —  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-raycombo 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.

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.

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.


  • The 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.

Directed by: Claude Barras
Written by: Céline Sciamma
Inspired by the Novel from: Gilles Paris "Autobiographie d'une Courgette"
Published by: Editions Plon – Paris
Music by: Sophie Hunger

Street Date: May 23, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Numbers: 44184880 / 44184906 (CDN)
Run Time: 1 Hour, 8 Minutes
Layers: BD-50
Aspect Ratio: 1080p High-Definition Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material
Sound: English DTS-HD 5.1, French DTS-HD 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, English Subtitles for French Language Version, Français

Street Date: May 23, 2017
Copyright: 2017 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Numbers: 44184882 / 44184905 (CDN)
Run Time: 1 Hour, 8 Minutes
Layers: Dual
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and suggestive material
Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, English Subtitles for French Language Version, Français

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GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an unrivaled nine 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, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, and My Life as a Zucchini in 2017. 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
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