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PR The Illusionist on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack May 10

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment



...rich and touching animated feature about the father-daughter relationship between an aging magician whose art is slowly becoming obsolete and a young orphan girl just at the start of life's journey. The script, originally penned by the late Jaques Tati (Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle) as a love letter to his daughter, serendipitously found its way into the hands of Chomet by way of his sole surviving daughter Sophie Tatischeff who thought his hand-drawn animation style would perfectly suit the film.

A SENSE OF HAVING WATCHED GENUINE MAGIC -Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal

Enter the Transfixing World of the

2010 Academy Award® & Golden Globe Nominee for
Best Animated Feature

The Illusionist

Based on The Script by French Comic Legend Jacques Tati
& Directed by Two-Time Oscar®-Nominee Sylvain Chomet

Makes Its Spellbinding Appearance on Blu-ray™/DVD Combo Pack May 10



Culver City, Calif. (Mar. 14, 2011) – Sony Pictures Home Entertainment raises the curtain for the Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD release of the Oscar®-nominated animated film The Illusionist on May 10, 2011.
Directed by two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Sylvain Chomet (Oscar® Nominee, Best Animated Feature, The Illusionist, 2010; The Triplets of Belleville, 2003), The Illusionist is a rich and touching animated feature about the father-daughter relationship between an aging magician whose art is slowly becoming obsolete and a young orphan girl just at the start of life's journey. The script—originally penned by the late Jaques Tati (Mr. Hulot's Holiday, Mon Oncle) as a love letter to his daughter—serendipitously found its way into the hands of Chomet by way of his sole surviving daughter Sophie Tatischeff who thought his hand-drawn animation style would perfectly suit the film.

The enchanting special features include a making of featurette and a rare look in to the animation process with line tests and progression sequences. The Illusionist will be available for the SRP of $38.96 (Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack).

The Illusionist Synopsis:
An outdated, aging magician, forced to wander from country to country, city to city and station to station in search of a stage to perform his act meets a young girl at the start of her life's journey. Alice is a teenage girl with all her capacity for childish wonder still intact. She plays at being a woman without realizing the day to stop pretending is fast approaching. She doesn't know yet that she loves The Illusionist like she would a father; he already knows that he loves her as he would a daughter. Their destinies will collide, but nothing – not even the magic or the power of illusion – can stop the voyage of discovery.
Special Features Include:
* The Making of The Illusionist Featurette
* The Animation Process: A rare look at the line tests and progression sequences
* Chasing the Rabbit Line Test
* Window Shopping Line Test
* Fish and Chips Line Test
* Morning Routine Line Test and Completed Scene Montage
* Garden Party & Travel Before & After Animation Sequences
* Steam, Splashes, Smoke and The Flying Scotsman Before & After Animation Sequences
* Tatischeff Before & After Animation Sequences



The Illusionist has a run time of 80 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements and smoking.

"Oscar®" is the registered trademark and service mark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Illusionist
BD/DVD Combo Pack Catalog #: 37884
BD/DVD Combo Pack UPC Code: 0-43396- 37884-1
BD/DVD Combo Pack SLP: $38.96
Order Date: 4/7/11

For more information about Sony Pictures Classics films and DVDs, please visit www.sonyclassics.com.

SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company.SPE is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 140 countries. Sony Pictures Entertainment can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypictures.com

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

April 10, 2011, 7:26 pm - PR
Keywords: animation





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