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WATCH: ‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ Trailer

Coming to Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital November 10; bonus features include an interview with director Anca Damian, a Q&A from the Animation Is Film festival, an art gallery, and trailers.

GKIDS and Shout! Factory have announced the November 10th release of the new, award-winning animated film Marona’s Fantastic Tale on Blu-ray+ DVD and digital. Both the French version with subtitles, and an English language version will be included in the release; bonus features include an interview with the director Anca Damian, a Q&A from the Animation Is Film festival, an art gallery, and trailers.

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 past summer, with further theatrical engagements planned for this Fall as theaters re-open.

From award-winning director Anca Damian (Crulic -The Path to Beyond) comes the story of Marona, an optimistic stray dog who looks back on the human companions she has loved throughout her life. Born the last in the litter, little Marona’s adventures take her through a series of names and owners, a colorful acrobat, a sensitive construction worker, and a little girl. 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 Damian, the artists behind the film 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.

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

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 

Bonus Features:

  • Interview with Director Anca Damian
  • Q&A at Animation Is Film Festival
  • Art Gallery
  • Trailers

Source: Shout! Factory