Abominable Movie Review and Blu-Ray Giveaway

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, Abominable Movie Review and Blu-Ray Giveaway

Abominable is released today (Monday 10th February) on DVD and Blu-Ray.  We missed watching the film in the cinema so we were grateful to have this opportunity to review this feature to celebrate its home entertainment release.  Izzy has always loved anything to do with Yetis (Abominable Snowmen).  This weekend, Storm Chiara, hit the UK so outdoor activities were cancelled and we had no choice but to stay safe and cosy at home enjoying Abominable and all the extra Blue-Ray features (I know, it’s a hard life).  Read on to find out our thoughts and for a chance to win a Blu-Ray copy of Abominable of your own:

, Abominable Movie Review and Blu-Ray Giveaway

Abominable the Movie

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production ABOMINABLE is a magical action-packed adventure for the whole family; with a 95% Audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Yi, Everest and the gang come home just in time for the half term on Digital 3rd February and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™ and DVD 10th February from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. ABOMINABLE is “heartwarming fun for the whole family” (Van Connor, BBC Radio) and the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™ and DVD features tons of fun bonus content including 2 original short movies, deleted scenes, and activities for the entire family to enjoy.

This magical journey is brought to life with the voice talents of Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”), Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award winner Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story”), Eddie Izzard (Cars 2), Tenzing Norgay Trainor (“Liv and Maddie”), Albert Tsai (“Fresh Off the Boat”), Tsai Chin (The Joy Luck Club) and Michelle Wong (“Scandal”). It is written and directed by Jill Culton (Open Season, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc.) and co-directed by Todd Wilderman (Open Season 2). The film is produced by Suzanne Buirgy and Peilin Chou.

From the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon, this “wonderfully vibrant, funny, family-friendly adventure” (Best magazine) follows teenage Yi (Bennet) as she encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in China, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Paulson) to help Everest get home.

Our Thoughts on Abominable

Personally, I really enjoyed the breathtakingly beautiful animated shots of the Himalayas.  It was great to see the contrast between the busy Chinese city too.  The girls loved Everest, the young Yeti that Yi finds on her roof.  He is very cute!  We like the character of Yi (Chloe Bennet).  As director Jill Culton says, “She’s strong and independent and not afraid to get dirty and leaps before she looks,”  Contrastingly,  “The personality of the Jin character (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) is a role reversal as a boy who doesn’t want to sleep outside and get dirty. It’s actually a very modern look at society.”

I enjoyed watching this film with the kids and their verdict was “it’s amazing!” and “it’s great- I loved it!”, however, it’s not the sort of children’s film that I would choose to watch without kids but it makes a fantastic family film and we got a lot out of it.

BONUS FEATURES ON 4K ULTRA HD, BLU-RAYTM AND DVD

We loved the bonus features on this Blu-Ray:

· DREAMWORKS SHORT – MAROONED – Marooned, tells the story of a cantankerous and selfish robot named C-0R13. Stranded on an abandoned lunar outpost, C-0R13 longs to return to Earth. With a partially built ship and his last power source, this determined robot will stop at nothing to achieve his goal.

· SHOW AND TELL – Back home in the Himalayan Mountains, Everest puts on a magical show-and-tell for his fellow yetis after he receives a special care package from Yin, Jing and Peng.

· DELETED SCENES with Intros by Writer/Director Jill Culton and Co-Director Todd Wilderman

· MAKING A MYTH (MOVIE) – In this entertaining ‘making of’ we learn from the filmmakers and stars how they brought the heartfelt and whimsical story of Abominable to life – from the use of magic, music and humour, to the themes of family and nature.

· ANIMATING ABOMINABLE – From the production design to storyboarding and animating, the creative team behind Abominable will take us through the design and animation of the film.

· MEET THE CAST – This fun featurette introduces the audience to the cast of Abominable and the characters they play. Learn first-hand from the actors what their personal inspiration was for the role and how they went about performing the voicework.

• YOUR YETI CARE GUIDE – Chloe, Albert and Tenzing provide tips and tricks to caring for your newly adopted “Yeti”. In this case YETI stands for pet – dog, kitten and bird.

· COURAGE TO DREAM – This featurette explores the character Yi, the strong, independent and untraditional female lead at the center of Abominable. Actor Chloe Bennet and the filmmakers discuss what makes Yi special and why she is the ultimate role model for young girls and boys today!

· AN ABOMINABLE TOUR WITH CHLOE BENNET – Like her father before her, Yi dreams of travelling across China to see the many beautiful, natural and culturally significant locations featured in Abominable. Chloe Bennet, the voice of Yi, will take viewers on their own magical journey.

· EVEREST’S TALK BOX – Shooting on the DreamWorks Animation campus, we bring in some real kids to meet the man behind the voice of Everest, Joe Izzo, and the audio team from Abominable to learn about all the cool tech that went into Everest’s voice.

· COOKING WITH NAI NAI – Can Tsai Chin, the voice of Nai Nai, learn to make Nai Nai’s famous pork buns in real life? Let’s find out!

· HOW TO DRAW ABOMINABLE – Bring Everest, Yi and Nai Nai to life in your home with this How-to-Draw with a difference. Not only will we show you how to recreate your favourite characters from Abominable, but also how to magically bring them to life through a homemade Chinese style lantern!

-How to Make a Chinese Lantern

· YOU CAN SPEAK YETI-ESE – Inspired by foreign language courses, viewers can learn how to speak Yeti-ese with these easy teaching guides hosted by Chloe Bennet.

· NAI NAI SAYS – Narrated by Nai Nai, Yi’s wise grandma gives us life lessons on how to be a strong, independent, modern woman.

· FEATURE COMMENTARY – Writer/Director Jill Culton, Co-Director Todd Wilderman, Producer Suzanne Buirgy, Producer Peilin Chou, Production Designer Max Boas, Visual Effects Supervisor Mark Edwards, and Head of Character Animation John Hill

The girls’ favourite special feature was the “How to Draw”.  They loved drawing Everest and all the characters after watching the film.  They also loved How to Care for a Yeti as that would make Izzy’s dream come true to have her very own Yeti!  While Caitlyn was thinking more about Sid the dog while she was watching it.

Win a Blu-Ray Copy of Abominable The Movie

We have a copy of Abominable on Blu-Ray to give away.  For a chance to win, enter the easy Rafflecopter below.  Remember to read the terms and conditions first- good luck!

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Abominable is available on digital ( currently £9.99, GooglePlay ), on DVD ( currently £10, Asda and Amazon) and Blu-Ray (currently £14.99, Amazon).

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59 Comments

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    Keith Hunt
    February 10, 2020 / 3:32 pm

    Looks fun for the next forst cabin holiday we go on.

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    Joo Dee
    February 10, 2020 / 3:36 pm

    nice treat for nieces little ones to watch

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    Margaret Mccaffery
    February 10, 2020 / 3:38 pm

    I still haven’t seen the abominable movie yet.

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    Chris Andrews
    February 10, 2020 / 3:49 pm

    Why would you love to win a copy of Abominable Movie?
    because my grandson loves it and it will soon be his birthday

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    Margaret Clarkson
    February 10, 2020 / 3:50 pm

    It sounds like a great film and we would all enjoy it in our house.

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    Susan B
    February 10, 2020 / 4:23 pm

    It is good to sit down with the children and watch a family film like this one together.

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    Iain maciver
    February 10, 2020 / 4:29 pm

    perfect to watch with all the family

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    Angela treadway
    February 10, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    i would love to win for my youngest son x

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    Tracy Newton
    February 10, 2020 / 6:34 pm

    This film would be fantastic for our family movie night.

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    Mark Mccaffery
    February 10, 2020 / 7:20 pm

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    Susan Smith
    February 10, 2020 / 7:37 pm

    The children and myself would love to snuggle up on the sofa with some popcorn and enjoy this film and then would prob watch all over again

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    Sarah Mccaffery
    February 10, 2020 / 8:45 pm

    I would love it for the grandkids to watch.

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    fiona waterworth
    February 10, 2020 / 9:36 pm

    having read the reviews, it would be a wonderful film for my three children

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    Kim Neville
    February 10, 2020 / 9:39 pm

    My family would love to see this film as looks fun and cute

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    February 10, 2020 / 9:55 pm

    Would like to win the movie for my niece

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    Natalie Charman
    February 11, 2020 / 12:02 am

    I love animated films and it just looks fun!

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    Solange
    February 11, 2020 / 2:45 am

    It sounds like a great movie.

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    Emily Hutchinson
    February 11, 2020 / 10:52 am

    I haven’t seen it and it looks brilliant!

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    Karen Stirling
    February 11, 2020 / 5:28 pm

    Because the snowman looks so cute. And my 7 year old and I have never seen it!

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    S Edwards
    February 11, 2020 / 5:53 pm

    As we love family films watching them all together x

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    melanie stirling
    February 11, 2020 / 6:07 pm

    I would love to win this so I can watch it with my nephew and niece.

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    Laura banks
    February 11, 2020 / 6:12 pm

    we love movies and this looks a fun one

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    laura stewart
    February 11, 2020 / 7:07 pm

    would love to win for my daughter looks good x

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    Yasmin0147
    February 11, 2020 / 7:29 pm

    Looks like a really adorable family film, would be great for the half term holidays

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    Ellen Stafford
    February 11, 2020 / 7:32 pm

    For my nieces and nephews looks like a great movie!

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    Laura Pritchard
    February 11, 2020 / 7:48 pm

    This is the kind of movie both my 8 and my 4 year olds would enjoy together without arguing!

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    Geri Gregg
    February 11, 2020 / 7:51 pm

    Me and my son would love to watch this film together

  28. , Abominable Movie Review and Blu-Ray Giveaway February 11, 2020 / 9:26 pm

    I’d promised my son he could have this movie for his birthday party back in December. Supposedly it was due out on 17th for his birthday on 18th. Nope. I had to let him and 6 of his little friends down on the day of the party as it wasn’t available to watch anywhere. Bless him, hes still hasn’t seen it. Would love to win it for him and make is up. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    Margaret Gallagher
    February 12, 2020 / 12:32 am

    My 3 nephews and MYSELF – they’d be thrilled Thankyou

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    Emma Hussain
    February 12, 2020 / 6:48 am

    My three youngest would love to
    See this

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    Rachel hockley
    February 12, 2020 / 6:55 am

    My son would absolute be delighted with this prize. He loved it when we went to see It at the cinemas. He also has all the cuddly toys from the film

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    Sally Collingwood
    February 12, 2020 / 10:17 am

    My 9 grandchildren would love this, we could have a movie night!

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    Corinne Peat
    February 12, 2020 / 11:52 am

    I would love to watch this with my boys. It looks like a great movie that they would enjoy!

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    laura nice
    February 12, 2020 / 11:53 am

    My son would love this!

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    Carly Belsey
    February 12, 2020 / 1:54 pm

    We haven’t actually seen this yet so would love to win it as it would be a lovely family film to enjoy together

  36. , Abominable Movie Review and Blu-Ray Giveaway
    Daniel Harrison
    February 12, 2020 / 2:00 pm

    The movie looks great and we missed it at the cinema so it would be awesome to have a family film night!

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    Dale Dow
    February 12, 2020 / 4:12 pm

    we’ve seen a trailer for this so it would be great to finally watch the film that looked fun!

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    ADEINNE TONNER
    February 12, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    I think this would be great to win so i myself and my family can all enjoy watching it together

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    Jo m welsh
    February 12, 2020 / 7:47 pm

    It sounds a good film and my daughter would like to see it

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    Shaun Taylor
    February 12, 2020 / 8:30 pm

    Would love to add this great family movie to my collection! 😁

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    Natalie Burgess
    February 13, 2020 / 11:28 am

    Id love to win this for a lovely family movie night in xx

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    Helen Arlow
    February 13, 2020 / 12:34 pm

    Such a fun film…. I think I enjoyed it more than the little ones x

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    Alexandra Armstrong
    February 13, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    We missed this in the cinema, so would be great to watch it at home instead!

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    MichelleD
    February 13, 2020 / 8:36 pm

    My daughter loved this at the cinema, it would be a lovely treat!

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    Rachael McCadden
    February 14, 2020 / 12:14 pm

    would love to see this film, it look good or the family

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    Clara
    February 14, 2020 / 5:29 pm

    I’d love to win it for my daughter because she hasn’t seen it yet

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    Kerry Martindale
    February 14, 2020 / 9:59 pm

    Love a,good movie night.

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    lynn neal
    February 15, 2020 / 11:41 am

    This would be great to entertain my grandchildren!

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    Mel Pennie
    February 15, 2020 / 12:35 pm

    Never seen this film and know my niece would love it 😊

  50. , Abominable Movie Review and Blu-Ray Giveaway
    Lorraine Williams
    February 15, 2020 / 4:04 pm

    It would be a great movie for our family film nights, Abominable is so cute!

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    TracyP
    February 15, 2020 / 5:42 pm

    Because Dreamworks films are always very family orientated and you can’t beat a good movie when the weather outside is wild or someone in the family is feeling uner the weather .

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    Michelle Smith
    February 15, 2020 / 9:45 pm

    My granddaughter would enjoy this film

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    claire woods
    February 16, 2020 / 10:11 am

    I’ve not seen the movie but would like to.

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    Rachel B
    February 16, 2020 / 9:27 pm

    I’d love to win as I know my little girl would love this.

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    Ruth Harwood
    February 17, 2020 / 9:00 am

    My little girl loved this at cinema, she’s one of those who can watch a movie over and over!

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    Jennifer Toal
    February 18, 2020 / 2:50 pm

    I love a good movie night with the kids

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    Jade Hewlett
    February 18, 2020 / 4:46 pm

    I would love to watch it with my cousins, it’s looks brilliant!

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    Sharnee Steele
    February 18, 2020 / 6:39 pm

    An amazing film, would give me a great excuse to get everyone together for a snuggly evening together

  59. , Abominable Movie Review and Blu-Ray Giveaway
    Jo Glasspool
    February 19, 2020 / 12:09 am

    Looks like a great, fun family film.

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