ABOMINABLE is on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital!
Thank you DREAMWORKS for inviting me to speak with the cast members of Abominable Movie. Most of all, we absolutely loved our gifted t-shirt from TEA Collection and our Abominable stuffie, can’t thank you enough.
When speaking to Tsai he explained, “that the movie is really about family and the family you create with just not necessarily a real family but just the family you create with friends and the bonds between them.” Tsai also mentioned that his mother was “instrumental in his career.“
Jill Culton, when I wrote the movie about seven years ago, the core of the movie was always about taking Everest [the yeti] back home. Then we went through a lot of studio head changes. When the dust kind of settled, they said, “Can you come back and do this movie in 18 months?” Which is very quick for animation. I jumped at the chance because I love the movie, and it’s still the core story of a journey across China. Jin and Peng were added and I aged Yi up a little bit, and that was for a lot of reasons. I wanted her to be able to work and earn some money, and you can’t do that in China if you’re not 16. And Jin [aged up as well]; they could not travel across China unaccompanied unless he was 18. Then there were a few practical reasons why we aged the kids up. It all worked out for a better story because they ended up being teens that are kind of on the verge of adulthood, and I think that gave the story so much more to grapple with and deal with.
The story evolved a little bit, but honestly it didn’t change that much from the beginning, from the original: The Buddha’s in there, and the South Mountain hike, and the Yellow Mountains, and getting Everest back, and the magic ability to control nature. All of it was in the original version seven years ago. So it was actually a delight to come back and recapture all that because it felt like a story that wanted to be told.
Pearl is in Shanghai, so I picked Shanghai as the inspiration for the city, where the characters start their journey. It’s not exactly Shanghai, but knowing that it’s based on Shanghai, I knew we could plot a logical journey all the way across to the Himalayas. I kept stumbling upon these amazing places in China just by doing research. And I’d be like, “How come nobody knows about this place?” And then I’d research the next place. “How come nobody knows about this place? I have to set something here.”
All these places that were discovered are absolutely gorgeous and they come out brilliantly in the movie. I can’t wait for you to see it, most of all the violin scene, it had me in tears.
Abominable will make a great stocking stuffer for your little one!
ABOMINABLE is now available to own on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital!
ABOMINABLE is “an epic, colorful journey home. Beautiful and exhilarating to behold” (Glenn Kenny, The New York Times). From the studio that brought you How to Train Your Dragon, this heartwarming and humorous story follows teenage Yi (Bennet) as she encounters a young Yeti on the roof of her apartment building in China, she and her mischievous friends, Jin (Trainor) and Peng (Tsai), name him “Everest” and embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family at the highest point on Earth. But the trio of friends will have to stay one-step ahead of Burnish (Izzard), a wealthy man intent on capturing a Yeti, and zoologist Dr. Zara (Paulson) to help Everest get home.