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From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and GKIDS: The Breadwinner

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is a moving and richly animated story of the survival and heroism of a young girl who must bravely provide for her family. Academy Award® nominee for Best Animated Feature, and beloved by critics and audiences alike, The Breadwinner demonstrates the power of stories to sustain hope and carry us through even the darkest of times. Executive produced by Angelina Jolie and from Cartoon Saloon, the studio that brought us the Academy Award®-nominated films The Secret of Kellsand Song of the Sea, The Breadwinner is available on Digital on February 20, 2018 and on Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand March 6, 2018 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, in partnership with animation distributor GKIDS.

Hailed as “powerful,” (Steve Pond, The Wrap), “inspiring,” (Peter Debruge, Variety) and “the best animated feature of 2017” (David Ehrlich, IndieWire), The Breadwinner follows Parvana, an 11-year-old girl growing up under the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana cuts off her hair and dresses like a boy in order to support her family. Working alongside her friend Shauzia, Parvana discovers a new world of freedom – and danger. With undaunted courage, Parvana draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Brought vibrantly to life by director Nora Twomey (The Secret of Kells), The Breadwinner on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital invites viewers to a rare and exclusive look behind-the-scenes and thoughtful discussion with bonus content featuring the filmmakers. Equal parts thrilling and enchanting, The Breadwinner shines a light on a region rarely depicted in film while speaking to universal themes of family, hope, and courage.

BONUS FEATURES ON BLU-RAYTM, DVD AND DIGITAL

  • Introduction by Director Nora Twomey and Executive Producer Angelina Jolie
  • Feature Commentary by Director Nora Twomey, and special guest artists who worked on the film
  • The Making of The Breadwinner

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FILMMAKERS:
Directed By: Nora Twomey
Screen Story By: Deborah Ellis
Screenplay By: Anita Doron
Based On The Book By: Deborah Ellis
Produced By: Anthony Leo, Andrew Rosen, Paul Young, Tomm Moore, Stephan Roelants
Executive Producers: Angelina Jolie, Gerry Shirren, Mimi Polk Gitlin, Jon Levin, Regina K. Scully, Eric Beckman, David Jesteadt, Mary Bredin, Frank Falcone, Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim
Line Producer: Katja Schumann
Voice Cast: Saara Chaudry, Soma Chhaya, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Kawa Ada, Ali Badshah, Noorin Gulamgaus
Music By: Mychael Danna & Jeff Danna
Editor: Darragh Byrne
Art Directors: Reza Riahi & Ciaran Duffy
Assistant Director: Stuart Shankly
Animation Director: Fabian Erlinghäuser
Storyworld Director: Jeremy Purcell

TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY:
Street Date: March 6, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 44195706
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including some violent images
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:
Street Date: March 6, 2018
Copyright: 2018 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Selection Number: 44195705
Layers: Dual Layer
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG-13 for thematic material including some violent images
Languages/Subtitles: English SDH
Sound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0
Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

About GKIDS
GKIDS is a distributor of award-winning feature animation for both adult and family audiences. Since 2010, the company has scored an unrivaled ten Best Animated Feature Oscar nominations – with The Secret of Kells in 2010, A Cat in Paris and Chico & Rita in 2012, Ernest & Celestine in 2014, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Song of the Sea in 2015, Boy and the World and When Marnie Was There in 2016, and The Breadwinner in 2017.  GKIDS also handles North American theatrical distribution for Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki’s famed Studio Ghibli library of films, one of the world’s most coveted animation collections with titles Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke and others.

About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Pictures, a division of Universal Studios. Universal Studios is a part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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