Cartoonist Brecht Evens, and background artists Gine Thortensin and Sara Mazetti, along with a team of animators in France, Romania and Belgium, help director Anca Damian create a bold and moving viewing experience.
LOS ANGELES -- GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced the November 10 release of the new, critically acclaimed animated film, Marona’s Fantastic Tale, on Blu-ray/DVD and digital. Included with the release are a French version with subtitles, an English language version, and bonus features including an interview with the director Anca Damian (Crulic-The Path to Beyond), a Q&A from the Animation Is Film festival, an art gallery, and trailers.
The film features Marona, an optimistic stray dog who looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Journeying back through her memories, she reflects on the deep impressions she has made on her owners’ lives. Marona's Fantastic Tale is a beautiful and emotional story of an average dog and her extraordinary life. Through her ups and downs, the story is told with the patient, boundless love of a dog, reminding us that happiness is a small thing.
In addition to the Damian, the artists behind Marona’s Fantastic Tale include character designer Brecht Evens, an award-winning Belgian cartoonist known for his bright, stylized art, and background artists Gine Thorstensen from Norway, and Sarah Mazetti from Italy. The international production team, including animators in France, Romania and Belgium, brought together the film’s unique graphic style, creating a visceral viewing experience.
An Annecy Official Selection in 2019, and winner of the 2019 Special Jury Prize at Animation Is Film festival, Marona’s Fantastic Tale is a warm and uniquely crafted adventure. The film had a virtual cinema release this summer, with further theatrical engagements planned for this Fall as theaters re-open.
BLU-RAY FEATURE VIDEO 1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1) • AUDIO English DTS-HD 5.1 French DTS-HD 5.1 • SUBTITLES English SDH, English, Spanish
DVD FEATURE VIDEO Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1) • AUDIO English Dolby Digital 5.1 French Dolby Digital 5.1 • SUBTITLES English SDH, English, Spanish
BONUS FEATURES VIDEO Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1) • AUDIO Various • SUBTITLES English*
*Not all bonus features subtitled
- Interview with Director Anca Damian
- Q&A at Animation Is Film Festival
- Art Gallery
The Blu-ray/DVD is now available for preorder.
Source: Shout! Factory