JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART
A Film Directed by Mathias Malzieu and Stéphane Berla
Produced by Virginie Besson-Silla, EuropaCorp
Featuring All-Star English Voice Cast of Orlando Seale, Samantha Barks, Michelle Fairley, Stephane Cornicard and Richard Riddings
The French Language Version Features the Voice Cast of Mathias Malzieu, Olivia Ruiz,
Grand Corps Malade, Jean Rochefort, Rossy de Palma, Babet, Marie Vincent, Emily Loizeau,
Dani and Arthur H.
INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MOTION PICTURE FINALLY ARRIVES
ON DVD AND TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK (BLU-RAY+DVD+DIGITAL)
IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON OCTOBER 7, 2014 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
“The greatest animated romance since Tim Burton’s stop-motion masterpiece Corpse Bride” -James Verniere, Boston Herald
This fall, step inside the imaginative story book world of the highly popular French novel La Mécanique du Cœur (The Boy with the Cuckoo-Clock Heart) and beguiled by the wildly inventive adventures of Jack and Miss Acacia as they leap from page to the screen. On October 7, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with EuropaCorp, is proud to present JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on DVD, two-disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital) and Digital HD. The Blu-ray Combo Pack allows viewers to enjoy JACK AND THE CUCKOO-CLOCK HEART on the platform of their choice and includes spectacular movie presentation on Blu-ray, DVD and a digital copy of the movie. This internationally acclaimed film can also be seen in select U.S theaters and on VOD September 24.
This was a fantastic movie that I really enjoyed watching with my daughter! Poor Jack was born with a frozen heart that is replaced with a clock to save his life. But with this gift comes three rules he must follow... one of which is to never fall in love.
The animation is unusual but beautiful. The characters have a very interesting, almost creepy look - which my 5 year old is totally in to! So she was excited to see it. And the music... oh it's simply beautiful.
The movie is filled with good lessons, like controlling your anger and being kind to others. But it's also filled with adventure and love. There is love between Madeleine and Jack... and then the love that he feels for the beautiful girl singing on the street corner. Parts of the story are a bit heartbreaking, like abandonment by his mother and the helplessness that he feels when he can't fall in love. But the film runs so smoothly and with such emotion that it works.
While I don't think that my daughter fully understood all of the topics that are addressed in this film, she still really enjoyed it and even called it magical. I think it is definitely worth watching.