LEAP! NEVER STOP REACHING FOR YOUR DREAMS
Recently, I received a review copy of Leap! All thoughts are my own and have not been influenced.
If you are looking are looking at spending of those gift cards you received over the holidays and you have kids at home then Leap! might be for you.
Eleven-year-old orphan Félicie (Fanning) has one dream — to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend, Victor (Wolff), an imaginative, exuberant boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own — to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But there’s a catch: Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut (Ziegler). Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette (Jepsen), who, along with Victor’s encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars.
Leap! is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD. An animated adventure the whole family will enjoy, the Leap! home entertainment release includes a behind-the-scenes video gallery and a look at stars Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler in the recording booth.
This family friendly film has many elements that appeal to me. First of all I’m a big fan of dance, so anything that has to do with dance has my eye. (even animation!) The main character Félicie has to overcome many obstacles on her way to achieve her dream. I love the lessons of never giving up, friendship, and hard work to make dreams a reality. This really is a movie the whole family can enjoy from the storyline and original music. It is rated PG for impolite humor and action.
BLU-RAY / DVD / DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES
- “In the Recording Booth with Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler” Featurette
- Behind-the-Scenes Video Gallery:
- The Birth of a Dream
- Animating the Dance
- Reconstructing 19th Century Paris