Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this DVD, free of charge, from the Shout Factory, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it
I've got a wonderful new children's DVD releasing TOMORROW, just in time for pre-Christmas shopping, that you may not have heard about!
Adapted by Mathias Malzieu, from his own bestselling novel, and the gold-selling album by his band Dionysos, JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART features a English-language voice cast of Orlando Seale (Pride and Prejudice), Samantha Barks (Les Misérables ), Michelle Fairley (Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow), Stéphane Cornicard (Saving Private Ryan) and Richard Ridings (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Who Framed Roger Rabbit).
JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART is set in the late 19th century Edinburgh, where little Jack is born on a day so cold that his heart remains frozen. Madeleine the midwife saves his life by inserting a cuckoo clock in place of his defective heart. It will work, she warns him, as long as Jackobserves three golden rules. First of all, he must never touch the hands of the clock. Secondly, he must control his anger. And last, but certainly not least, he must never, ever fall in love. The moment Jack sets eyes on a young girl singing on a street corner, the hands of his clock-heart begin to race. Desperate to find her again, Jack launches himself into a romantic quest that will lead him from the lochs of Scotland, to the city of Paris and all the way to Andalusia.
The French language version boasts an exceptional French voice cast of Mathias Malzieu, pop singer Olivia Ruiz, award-winning slam poet Grand Corps Malade, Jean Rochefort (Prêt-à-Porter, Ridicule), Rossy de Palma (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), popular singer and musician Babet, Marie Vincent (La Horde), Emily Loizeau (), Dani (Avenue Montaigne), and singer-songwriter Arthur H (H-Man).
There is something inherently charming about French cartoons, and Miss Graces adores them! So I knew she was going to be enchanted with this new movie, and she was! I was equally enchanted- the animation is amazing and the songs are lovely! For kids of another cold weather film, they will be glued to this dvd and will crack up with the songs (which sometimes are hilarious with their translated lyrics- which just adds to the charm). The movie is perfect for family movie night, and would be lots of fun with Scottish and French themed food as well! We highly recommend it!
JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART will be available on DVD, two-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on the platform (Blu-ray or DVD) of their choice, and includes a digital copy of the movie, for taking the movie wherever you go!