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LEAP!: An Extraordinary Tale of Determination #Review

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Heartwarming Animated Family Adventure Featuring All-Star Voice Talent and Original Song by Carly Rae Jepsen Now on Digital HD November 7 and Blu-ray™, DVD, and On Demand November 21 from Lionsgate. A highly celebrated animated film, LEAP! is fun for the whole family, and will keep you entertained to the very end.

SANTA MONICA, CA (October 3, 2017) – Celebrate the holiday season with the inspirational and uplifting family film Leap!,arriving on Digital HD November 7 and Blu-ray™ (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand November 21 from Lionsgate. Featuring all-star voice talent led by Elle Fanning (Maleficent), alongside Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars) and Maddie Ziegler (The Book of Henry), with Mel Brooks (Spaceballs), featuring Carly Rae Jepsen (singer-songwriter of the hit song “Call Me Maybe”) and Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”), Leap! is a colorful and imaginative story about an orphan girl who is determined to follow her dream of becoming a ballerina. Filled with irresistible original music, Leap! features the hit track “Cut to the Feeling.”

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.

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. Leap! will be available on Blu-ray (plus DVD and Digital HD) and DVD for the suggested retail price of $39.99 and $29.95, respectively.

  • “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


Year of Production:  2016
Title Copyright: Leap! © 2016 Mitico - Gaumont - M6 Films - PCF Ballerina Le Film Inc. All Rights Reserved. Package Design © 2017 Lions Gate Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Type: Theatrical Release
Rating: PG for some impolite humor and action
Genre: Family/Kids, Animation, Adventure
Closed-Captioned: N/A
Subtitles: Spanish, English SDH
Feature Run Time: 89 Minutes
Blu-ray™ Format: 1080p High Definition, 16x9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation
DVD Format: 16x9 Widescreen 2.35:1 Presentation
Blu-ray™ Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio™
DVD Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio

Our Thoughts on LEAP...

I remember seeing the trailer for LEAP in the movie theatre several months ago, and thinking that it would be a beautiful film for kids and adults, alike. I wasn't sure if B would want to actually sit down and watch the movie on BluRay. We watched the trailer together on YouTube, and he didn't seem sold on the storyline or the characters. This kind of bummed me out, because I loved the premise of the story and really looked forward to watching it with him at home.

Once B actually sat down and gave the movie a chance, he immediately connected with Victor's character. He thought he was a cool, inventive kid who he actually had a lot in common with. This is a lovely film, beautifully animated, and full of promise. The story shows children that they really can be anything they want to be. The theme of doing whatever it takes to make your dreams come true is one of the main themes throughout the story- one that my husband and I can certainly relate to. We loved this movie. We laughed a lot, cried a little, and were reminded to follow our dreams, at every age.

Want it? Get it!

LEAP is now available to own on BluRay/DVD/Digital. You can purchase your copy from the MBP Amazon Store.Connect with Lionsgate on Facebook and Twitter.

Special thanks to Lionsgate for allowing us to share about LEAP! Look for it in our 2018 Valentine's Day Gift Guide!

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