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'A Monster in Paris' Arrives in the U.S. on Blu-ray

The whimsical Parisian CG adventure gets a U.S. DVD release from Shout! Factory

If you missed Bibo Bergeron’s 2011 animated musical-adventure, you’re not alone.  Unfortunately, the film was never released theatrically in the U.S.  However, you can watch it now, as Shout! Factory has released the film in a two-disc Blu-ray 3D combo pack.  The set includes Blu-ray 3D and 2D, DVD and a digital copy of the movie compatible with PC, MAC, iTunes, iPhone and AppleTV.

Bergeron, whose previous directorial credits include The Road to El Dorado and Shark Tale, has made a beautiful film, complete with quirky characters, plenty of chases and a number of song and dance numbers, all set against the picturesque background of 1910 Paris. More than 4 years in the making, the independently financed film almost never made it to completion.  According to the director, “Making animated movies always takes time. Three and a half years for The Road to El Dorado. Four and a half years for Shark Tale. This time, it was the same deal, except for one minor detail…I had to take a 9-month break because we couldn't find the money to make the movie as we imagined it. It's very difficult to convince people in France to fund a movie of this scale and budget. At one point, I couldn't pay people's wages.” But, he continued, “I was lucky enough to have people with broad shoulders and steely personalities who were behind me all the way. I had such a precise picture of the movie in my mind, I was sure I'd see it through.”

And see it through they did.  Check out the trailer below and track down your copy today.