Monster House

Musso, Mitchel

SKU: 043396155954

UPC 043396155954
Release Date 2006-10-24
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 91
Format Color
Synopsis MONSTER HOUSE is a feat of blockbusting filmmaking--a visually stunning, witty tale that is sure to stimulate children and their parents. The film focuses on an anthropomorphic mansion, a haunted house with human characteristics that actively frightens neighborhood folks as it attempts to reign over its inhabitants. One day, a trio of intrepid youngsters, sick of being terrorized, decide to fight back. They are cutely pubescent DJ (Mitchel Musso); his fumbling, chubby friend Chowder (Sam Lerner); and smart-as-a-whip tomboy Jenny (Spencer Locke), who immediately enchants the awkward boys. The local police are no help, so DJ, Chowder, and Jenny are left to their own clever devices, which result in a series of rollicking, hilarious, and sometimes scary adventures. A cast of colorful personalities surrounds the central characters, and they are voiced by luminaries who include Catherine O'Hara, Kevin James, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kathleen Turner, Steve Buscemi, and the brilliant Fred Willard. And teen hipsters will delight in hearing the droll voice of Jon Heder (the title character of cult hit NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) as a deadbeat pizza maker nicknamed Skull. First-time director Gil Kenan proves spirited and highly adept at mastering such a high-tech production, and followers of animation will want to pay attention to the use of new digital techniques that stray away from straightforward computer drawing. MONSTER HOUSE is executive produced by Robert Zemeckis, who helmed the innovative and sophisticated animated feature WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT? in 1988. He once again proves that family fare need not be alienating to older viewers, but can appeal to on every level from childhood and upward.[The movie] shimmers and shakes in all its motion-capture animated beauty with the slyly deep sensibilities of executive producer Robert Zemeckis....How freaky, and how fun. -- Grade: A-MONSTER HOUSE is unpretentious, smartly written and a lot of fun.4 stars out of 5 -- The film shines with characters who feel nothing like cartoons, spouting dialogue with more wit and realism than almost anything you'll see in live-action.3 stars out of 5 -- [With] star lung-power...and state-of-the-art technique....A fun ride.This is an assured, entertaining debut....MONSTER HOUSE teases us by plugging into age-old fears of being devoured.Theatrical Release: July 1, 20063 stars out of 4 -- [W]ondrous....Filmed with a vibrant motion-capture technique akin to executive producer Robert Zemeckis's THE POLAR EXPRESS...An animated horrorfest -- too good for just the kiddies -- that marks a striking debut for director Gil Kenan...
Cast Dan Harmon (Screenwriter)
Kevin James (Voice)
Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
Steven Spielberg (Producer)
Steve Buscemi (Voice)
Kathleen Turner (Voice)
Gil Kenan (Director)
Steve Starkey (Producer)
Rob Schrab (Screenwriter)
Jason Lee (Voice)
Jon Heder (Voice)
Fred Willard (Voice)
Adam Scott (Editor)
Jack Rapke (Producer)
Jason Clark (Producer)
Pamela Pettler (Screenwriter)
Nick Cannon (Voice)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (Voice)
Catherine O'Hara (Voice)
Xavier Perez Grobez (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Keep Case Package Note: Blue BD Case Full Frame - 1.33 Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1 - English, French Subtitles - English, French, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai - Optional Additional Release Material: Audio Commentary: Filmmakers Featurette: 1. Imaginary Monsters 2. Beginner's Luck 3. The Best Of Friends Text/Photo Galleries: The Art of MONSTER HOUSE - Photo Gallery DVD-ROM Features: Downloads Links The Adventure Continues Online DVD-Rom
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Family
Attribute Animated,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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