Last year, the Fandads were lucky enough to see the animated movie Long Way North. With all the animated movies that were released last year, it was refreshing to see one that did not have musical numbers or 3D rendered characters. Although Long Way North did not have the same conventions as those movies, it did follow the tradition of having a strong female character in the lead role. You can read our review here and then you can experience it at home starting today on Blu-ray, DVD or Digital HD.
If Long Way North is new to you, it is a story of Sacha, a young Russian aristocrat, who dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Olukine, a renowned scientist and Artic explorer who had yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole. Sacha goes out on her own to find her grandfather and sets out on a journey that is two-fold.
Get ready to embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the North Pole in the visually exquisite animated feature, LONG WAY NORTH. Directed by celebrated filmmaker and animator Rémi Chayé (The Secret of Kells) and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Oscar®-nominated Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Oscar®-nominated Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Oscar®-nominated Song of the Sea), LONG WAY NORTH won the coveted Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the winner of Grand Prize at Tokyo Animation Festival, and is an Annie Award nominee for Best Animated Feature-Independent. This captivating animated feature, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling, has continued to attract universal acclaim as it enchants movie audiences and families around the world. On , Shout! Factory Kids is proud to present LONG WAY NORTH on DVD, two-disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack (with digital copy), Digital HD and iTunes.
LONG WAY NORTH DVD and two-disc Blu-ray+ DVD Combo Pack contain English and French audio tracks, English subtitles and insightful bonus content.
- Conceptual pilot
- Behind-the-scenes featurette
- Interview with director Rémi Chayé and producer Henri Magalon
- Still gallery – character design
- Still gallery – concept art
- Animated storyboards
The Fandads are giving away a copy of Long Way North to one of our readers. To win tell us what is your favorite animated movie that is not computer animated or hand drawn animated. For example, my favorite animated movie is Akira. Tell us yours. A winner will be announced next Friday, January 27th.