Coppelia combines animation and ballet, will be released on Blu-ray + DVD on October 19th
Coppelia, a sumptuous cinematic experience combining animation and ballet, will be released on all major digital platforms and in a Blu-ray + DVD combo on October 19 from Shout! Factory. Bonus features of the Blu-ray + DVD combo include extra behind-the-scenes content with star Michaela DePrince and interviews with the Annecy Festival cast and directors.
The groundbreaking family film is a twist on a story that was first turned into a ballet in 1870, combining enchanting animation and live dance in a modern take on the love story between Swan and Franz, jeopardized. by Dr. Coppelius and his extraordinarily beautiful protégé Coppelia. With a diverse and world-class cast, this unconventional adaptation of Coppelia sees Dr. Coppelius as a cosmetic surgeon, whose lure of superficial beauty poisons the city. Swan must discover the truth about the popular newcomer who endangers his community and the life of his beloved Franz.
Modern and fast-paced, the dialogue-free film features a blend of musical influences from classical to electronic, bringing the story to life like never before. As citizens learn, in the age of social media and an increasingly image-conscious culture, it has never been more important to be yourself.
Ballet superstar, author and inspirational activist DePrince (Beyoncé's Lemonade, First position) while Swan leads a stellar cast, including one of the world's most in-demand principal dancers, Daniel Camargo (Franz), alongside international dance stars Vito Mazzeo (Dr. Coppelius), Sasha Mukhamedov, Igone de Jongh, Irek Mukhamedov and Darcey Bussell in this visually opulent fairytale, based on the works of author / composer ETA Hoffmann.
The film's crew includes the award-winning directing team of Jeff Tudor, Steven De Beul and Ben Tesseur, Emmy-nominated composer Maurizio Malagnini, award-winning Dutch National Ballet choreographer and art director Ted Brandsen and cinematographer Tristan Oliver BSC (Fantastic Mr. Fox, ParaNorman, Loving Vincent).