Acclaimed animated feature 12 years in the making arrives on disc and digital from Shout! on August 7.
Big Fish & Begonia, the epic fantasy adventure written, produced and directed by Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang that entwines new storytelling, mythical legends and lyrical characters from beloved Chinese literary classics, is headed to disc and digital, and to celebrate AWN has a Blu-ray Combo Pack to give away to one lucky winner!
Twelve years in the making, Big Fish & Begonia is a visually stunning animated feature that captures the unique aesthetics, mystique and cultural traditions of ancient China. A tale of love, sacrifice and grand adventure, the film entwines new storytelling, mythical legends and lyrical characters from beloved Chinese literary classics.
Many animation enthusiasts, artists and critics have heralded Big Fish & Begonia’s artistic achievement as the forefront of the burgeoning Chinese animation industry. This critically-acclaimed movie premiered in competition at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, and played at ANIMATION IS FILM.
Directed by Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang, Big Fish & Begonia features an English-language voice cast that includes Stephanie Sheh (Your Name, Sailor Moon Crystal), Johnny Yong Bosch (Akira, Digimon Adventure Tri.), Todd Haberkorn (Star Trek Continues, Fairy Tail), Fong Sung (The Joy Luck Club, Memoirs of a Geisha), Cindy Robinson (Sonic Boom), Cassandra Morris (Your Name), and Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10, Space Racers). Chinese voice cast members include Guanlin Ji, Shangqing Su, Weizhou Xu, Shulan Pan, and Shih-Chieh King.
Here’s the synopsis, and you can check out the trailer below:
Under the ocean is a mystical race of beings that control the tide and the changing of the seasons. One of these beings, a restless young girl named Chun, wants to experience the human world, not simply observe it. When she turns 16, she is allowed to transform into a dolphin to explore the human world. However, the world is a dangerous place. Trapped in a vortex, she is nearly killed but saved at the last minute by a human boy, who drowns as a result. Consumed by guilt, Chun decides to go on an epic adventure to give the boy life again. As protector of his soul, Chun must defeat those who stand in her way, including her own family.
The Blu-ray and DVD releases include the film with English and Mandarin audio tracks, English subtitles, and bonus content, including a making-of documentary, short film, music videos and theatrical trailer.
To enter your chance to win a free two-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “Big Fish & Begonia Blu-ray Giveaway” with your full name and mailing address. One lucky winner (sorry folks, U.S. residents only) will be chosen at random, and will be notified via email. The deadline for entries is 5:00PM PDT on Tuesday, August 7.
Source: Shout! Factory