Thursday, 9 February 2017

Shout! Factory Animated Movie Adventure Long Way North ~ #Review

Long Way North is nothing I have seen before.  This movie has a moving, strong, and touching story.  I can't recall I have ever watched a movie about a ship so I can't compare this movie to other movies I have seen.  This movie is about a young upper class girl named Sacha from Saint Petersburg.  She had a strong relationship with her grandfather who's dream was to put a flag on top of the North Pole.  Unfortunately, he met a tragic end but he left his famous un-sinkable ship, Davai, behind that Sacha was determined to find.

Shout! Factory Animated Movie Adventure Long Way North

As a young female in the late 19th she was unable to seek help from her peers to help her to find her grandfather's ship.  Against all odds, she went off on her own to travel North where she believe the Davai is waiting.  While she was away from home, she discovered how easy her life was and was put under pressure working in a pub.  She may have some difficulties at first but in the end she moves forward and became stronger.  This lesson helped her when she was travelling with fellow sailors in dangerous terrain and weather near the North Pole.  Throughout the whole movie, Sacha demonstrates the strong determination even when all odds are against her.  Sacha could have listened to her parents and peers to drop her dream of finding the ship.  But because she strongly believes in her dream that she left her comforts of her home and went off to fulfill her dream.

I think everyone should watch this movie.  Not only it is entertaining but gives a strong message of if you strongly believe in something that you should not take no for an answer and make it happen.  It was more difficult for Sacha since 1882 has much less opportunities for women than we have today.


“A gorgeous piece of wide-screen animation that is a delightful as it is unexpected” - Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“This French-Danish work offers all you’d want in a young adventure — action, danger, a journey, a coming-of-age, heartwarming and heartbreaking moments, handsome animation and a strong statement of girl power.”

Mike Hale, New York Times Arts & Leisure

Get ready to embark on an awe-inspiring journey to the North Pole in the visually exquisite animated feature, LONG WAY NORTH. Directed by celebrated filmmaker and animator Rémi Chayé (The Secret of Kells) and produced by Sacrebleu Productions (Oscar®-nominated Madagascar, Carnet de Voyage), Maybe Movies (Oscar®-nominated Ernest & Celestine) and Norlum Studios (Oscar®-nominated Song of the Sea), LONG WAY NORTH won the coveted Audience Award at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the winner of Grand Prize at Tokyo Animation Festival, and is an Annie Award nominee for Best Animated Feature-Independent. This captivating animated feature, bolstered by emotionally resonant storytelling, has continued to attract universal acclaim as it enchants movie audiences and families around the world. On January 17, 2017, Shout! Factory Kids is proud to present LONG WAY NORTH on DVD, two-disc Blu-ray™+ DVD Combo Pack (with digital copy), Digital HD and iTunes.

A spirited and inspiring tale of hope and courage, LONG WAY NORTH tells the story of a young heroine persevering through a physical and emotional journey to find her explorer grandfather and his lost ship, the Davai. This award-winning animated movie offers an immersive cinematic adventure that brims with heart, action, powerful storytelling and gorgeous animation in equal measure.

Watch the official U.S. movie trailer for LONG WAY NORTH

LONG WAY NORTH is set in the late 19th century Saint Petersburg. Sacha, a young girl from the Russian aristocracy, dreams of the Great North and anguishes over the fate of her grandfather, Oloukine, a renowned scientist and Arctic explorer who has yet to return from his latest expedition to conquer the North Pole.

Sacha has always been fascinated by the adventurous life of her grandfather and has the same calling as Oloukine to be an explorer. But Sacha’s parents, who already made arrangements for her marriage, strongly disapprove of the idea to say the least. Defying her destiny, Sacha flees her home and launches an adventure-filled quest toward the Great North in search of Oloukine and his ship.

LONG WAY NORTH features an exceptional English voice cast of Chloé Dunn, Vivienne Vermes, Peter Hudson, Antony Hickling, Tom Perkins, Geoffrey Greenhill, Claire Harrison-Bullett, Bibi Jacob, Martin Lewis, Tom Morton, Leslie Clack, Kester Lovelace and Damian Corcoran. *French voice cast includes Christa Théret, Feodor Atkine, Thomas Sagols, Rémi Caillebot, Audrey Sablé, Fabirn Briche, Gabriel Le Doze and Boris Rehlinger.

LONG WAY NORTH DVD and two-disc Blu-ray+ DVD Combo Pack contain English and French audio tracks, English subtitles and insightful bonus content. 

Conceptual pilot
Behind-the-scenes featurette
Interview with director Rémi Chayé and producer Henri Magalon
Still gallery – character design
Still gallery – concept art
Animated storyboards

*Disclosure - The product in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.

About Shout! Factory
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  1. Sounds like a wonderful story. I love anything that encourages people to follow their dreams.

  2. Sounds great and dreams do come true, never give up!!

  3. You can succeed if you put your mind to it it seems. Nice idea for the movie. :-)

  4. That sounds lovely - I love the art on the cover too.

  5. Sounds like a great movie for the family!

  6. I haven't seen this DVD but it sounds great.

  7. Oh I haven't even heard of this one before! jeez I am so out of the loop. This one wouldn't be for my girls but I would definitely sit down and watch it

  8. Hmm, having thought about it some of my grandchildren would be too young for this, I'm guessing it's not for the very young ones.

  9. My gf would love this story as she reads way more than I do.

  10. This movie sounds wonderful ad so inspiring.My granddaughters and I would love to see it.

  11. It sounds like a good movie. I'd love to check it out with my little girl.

  12. Sounds like a perfect movie for family movie night. Thanks, I will have to search this one out.