Dad of Divas' Reviews: Cartoon Network's Firebreather Comes to DVD and Blu-ray

Monday, March 21, 2011

Cartoon Network's Firebreather Comes to DVD and Blu-ray

This spring, Cartoon Network Enterprises and Warner Home Video are bringing the heat with the release of Cartoon Network’s first original CGI movie event – FIREBREATHERon Blu-ray and DVD. Based on the comic book series written by Phil Hester and Andy Kuhn and on the heels of a fantastic broadcast debut on Cartoon Network, the spellbinding film follows 16-year-old Duncan (Jesse Head, Summerland, So Little Time) as the new kid in school, who struggles with normal teenage problems like making friends and bad luck with girls – while also dealing with orange skin and an appetite for coal instead of sandwiches. After all, it can’t be easy having an overprotective mom (Dana Delany, Tombstone, Desperate Housewives) who wants you to lead a normal life and a dad (Kevin Michael Richardson, The Cleveland Show, Ben 10 Ultimate Alien) who wants you to take over the world!  Watch what happens as Duncan struggles to find his place as half-human and half-Kaiju – a race of ancient, powerful creatures. 
Available on March 22, 2011, both the FIREBREATHER Blu-ray and DVD versions will include a variety of bonus materials including a 2-D animation test, deleted scenes, animatics and visual development featurette, and will be available for the suggested retail prices of $28.99 and $19.97, respectively.
Directed by Peter Chung (Aeon Flux), written by Jim Krieg and executive produced by Julia Pistor (Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events), FIREBREATHER garnered amazing ratings for Cartoon Network when it premiered on the network on November 24, 2010.  The action-packed movie attracted 3.7 million persons ages 2 and up – beating all other television networks by double digits and winning the night.  Furthermore, it was the #1 show with Kids 6-14, Boys 9-14 and Tweens 12-17 versus programming on all broadcast and cable networks, according to Nielsen Media Research.  The special was also recently recognized by the larger animation industry, receiving two ASIFA-Hollywood Annie Award nominations in the categories of Directing in a Television Production (Peter Chung) and Production Design in a Television Production (Barry Jackson).

DVD SRP: $19.97
BLU-RAY SRP: $28.99
Street Date:  March 22, 2011
Run Time: 68 minutes
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

This DVD contains a great movie! If you already a fan, or if you are just starting you will be drawn in by the great writing as well as the great animation. I am a big superhero fan and there are some great connections between this cartoon and some of the superhero cartoons that I used to watch in the past as well. All-in-all this is a great DVD/movie and one that I would highly recommend in the future for anyone who loves CGI and cartoons!

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