|Mia and the Migoo DVD SRP: $19.98|
THIS AUGUST, DON'T MISS AN UNFORGETTABLE AND BREATHTAKING ANIMATED ADVENTURE
FROM THE DISTRIBUTORS OF THE OSCAR®-NOMINATED THE SECRET OF KELLS AND ENTERTAINMENT ONE!
MIA AND THE MIGOO
Street Date: August 7, 2012
DVD SRP: $19.98
From the distributors of the Academy Award®-nominated The Secret of Kells, comes MIA AND THE MIGOO, the gorgeous second feature from renowned French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd. A fable-like journey of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction, MIA AND THE MIGOO was created from an astounding 500,000 hand-painted frames of animation. A stunning work of art, breathtaking to behold, with backgrounds that invoke Van Gogh, Monet, and Cezanne, it also features the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, James Woods and Wallace Shawn.
Following a premonition, Mia sets out on a cross continental journey, though mountains and jungles in search of her father, who has been trapped in a landslide at a construction site on a remote tropical lake. In the middle of the lake stands the ancient Tree of Life, watched over by innocent, bumbling forest spirits called the Migoo, who grow and change shape as they please, morphing from small childlike beings to petulant giants. The Migoo have been disrupting the construction to protect this sacred site – and now together with Mia they join in a fight to find Mia's father and save the Tree, with the future of life on Earth hanging in the balance.
· John DiMaggio (Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Little Fockers, Bee Movie)
· Whoopi Goldberg (Ghost, For Colored Girls, Sister Act)
· Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, Married to the Mob, Cutthroat Island)
· Wallace Shawn (Toys Story 1, 2, 3, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc.)
· James Woods (Once Upon a Time in America, The Virgin Suicides, Casino )
· “Making of” Featurette
· Interview with the Director
See a video at Youtube: HERE!
Mia and The Migoo:
When I first picked up Mia and the Migoo, I was eager to watch it knowing another fantastic title director, Jacque-Remy Girero, made called Secret of the Kells. I popped it into my laptop and began to be immersed in a very colorful world of art. I was amazed to find out that the animation is all hand painted. It looks and feels very much like watching a children’s book’s illustrations come to life on screen. Anyways, besides the obvious, the story centralizes on a little girl who goes in search of her father whom has been trapped under rubble at his construction work site. Along the way she meets many diverse types of people whom help her on her journey towards a mythical mountain, where her father is and also where the fabled, magical Migoo live. The movie focuses a lot on family, especially the relationships between children and their fathers. It also has a message of nature conservation as well. I don’t want to mention too much. All I can say is: it’s a great watch and very unique experience, so check it out!
Guest Blogger: Fawn Carter
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A special thanks to Michael Krause/Foundry Communications for providing a free copy of Mia and the Migoo on DVD to share at LHD. Thank you.