Animated Family Film ‘Swift’ Flying to Disc April 7 From Shout!

The animated Swift flies to Blu-ray and DVD April 7 from Shout! Kids.

Featuring the voice talent of Kate Winslet (Titanic) as Blanche, Willem Dafoe (The Lighthouse, Finding Dory) as Yves, and Josh Keaton (Voltron: Legendary Defender) as Manou, the film follows Manou, a sweet bird who grows up believing he is a seagull like his parents. He strives to swim, fish and fly like them, but feels that he is not very gifted. To his great shock, Manou discovers that he was adopted, and is actually the offspring of the much-hated swifts. After a tragedy, Manou has to navigate the differences between swifts and seagulls, and ultimately try to find his own identity — and save his friends and family along the way.

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD include an interview with Dafoe, a look at the making of the film and the theatrical trailer.

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Disney Celebrates Disc Release of ‘Frozen II’ With FIDM Window at L.A. Disney Store

To celebrate the Feb. 25 disc release of Frozen II, Disney is collaborating with Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising alumni to create a window at the Westfield Century City Disney Store featuring five streetwear looks and design elements inspired by the film.

FIDM alums Paul Hernandez and Tomy Huang will create two female and two male garments incorporating the elemental spirits of nature featured in the film — air, fire, water and earth — while Nick Verreos (FIDM co-chair fashion design and spokesperson and TV host/personality)  and his design partner and fellow FIDM co-chair David Paul will create an Elsa-inspired gown.

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Each day the display is featured Feb. 25-March 2, ten randomly selected purchasers of the Frozen II Blu-ray will go home with a copy of the film signed by voices cast stars Kristen Bell (voice of Anna) or Josh Gad (voice of Olaf).

 

‘Norm of the North: Family Vacation’ Travels to Digital and DVD Feb. 25 From Lionsgate

The animated feature Norm of the North: Family Vacation arrives on digital, DVD, and on demand Feb. 25 from Lionsgate.

From writers Alec Sokolow (Toy Story, Cheaper by the Dozen, Garfield: The Movie), Elie Choufany (TV’s “Arabs in Space”), and director Anthony Bell (Alpha and Omega, The Jetsons & WWE: Robo-WrestleMania!), Norm of the North: Family Vacation stars Andy Toth, Brian Drummond, Cole Howard, James Higuchi, Jennifer Cameron, Jonathan Holmes, Lee Tockar, Lisa Durupt and Paul Dobson.

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In this next installment in the series, overwhelmed by his kingly duties, Norm struggles to make time for both his kingdom and his family. When his crown is mysteriously stolen in the dead of the night, Norm must embark on an epic journey — disguised as a family vacation. Norm sets out to track down the thief and find his crown and learns the valuable lesson that by working together as a family, nothing is impossible.

‘Angry Birds 2’ Goes to the Zoo

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment celebrated the home entertainment launch of The Angry Birds Movie 2 Nov. 9 at the Los Angeles Zoo. The sequel was available Oct. 29 on digital and debuted Nov. 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. (Photos by Jamie Phan)