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APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD 2

“April and the Extraordinary World” is a French production pulled from the imagination of graphic novel artist Jacques Tardi, who hung around to participate in the creation of the film’s look. It’s an oddball animated picture, but often wonderfully so, taking a journey through the decades and visiting different environments, while maintaining an engaging steampunk visual presence that’s vividly communicated. Perhaps it lacks the refinement a large budget provides, but “April and the Extraordinary World” is very good with the unexpected, from plot points to character design. Directors Christian Desmares and Franck Ekinci are faced with an adaptation challenge, but they manage to keep the spirit of the source alive, blending in bits of action, humor, and alternate universe invention. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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