The Instant Classic 'April and the Extraordinary World' Bound for Blu-ray

Posted Wed Jun 8, 2016 at 06:00 AM PDT by

Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci's animated steampunk adventure will be available on Blu-ray in August.

In an early announcement to retailers, GKIDS and Universal Studios will be releasing 'April and the Extraordinary World' on Blu-ray on August 2.

From the producers of the Academy Award-nominated Persepolis and the mind of renowned graphic novelist Jacques Tardi comes a riveting sci-fi adventure set in an alternate steampunk universe.

Paris, 1941. A family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful longevity serum when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them, leaving their young daughter April behind. Ten years later, April (voiced by Academy Award nominee Marion Cotillard) lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and carries on her family's research in secret. But she soon finds herself at the center of a shadowy and far-reaching conspiracy, and on the run from government agents, bicycle-powered dirigibles and cyborg rat spies. Undaunted, she continues her quest to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.

Specs have yet to be revealed, but supplements include: The Origin of The Extraordinary World; April and the Extraordinary World: Official U.S. Trailer; and More from GKIDS.

You can find the latest specs for 'April and the Extraordinary World' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under August 2.

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