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Labou

Labou

DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
U.S. Rating: G
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Actors: Bryan James Kitto, Darnell Hamilton, Marissa Cuevas, Earl Scioneaux, Chris Violette, Kelson Henderson, Barnie Duncan, Ray Nagin
Director: Greg Aronowitz
Writer: Greg Aronowitz
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CENTURY CITY, Calif. – Legend has it the famed pirate, Captain LeRouge haunts the Louisiana bayou where his treasure-filled ship went down after it was struck by a hurricane. Embarking on the journey of a lifetime, three friends come together to discover that some legends are true in the action-adventure fantasy Labou, arriving on DVD May 19 from MGM Home Entertainment. From the creative minds known best for their behind-the-scenes work in Disney’s The Haunted Mansion, The Country Bears, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed and more, Labou is about the camaraderie of three children in search of a ghost pirate and his long lost treasure. Eager to get back at the school bully, feisty Emily and the new kid, Gavin challenge Toddster to explore the eerie and murky Louisiana swamps. Lost in the bayou after being chased by the ghost of Captain LeRouge, the kids stumble across a lovable little creature named Labou whose home is about to be destroyed by two money hungry oil tycoons. Determined to save the swamps and their new found friend, they devise a plan and enlist the help of the legendary ghost pirate to rid the wetlands of its imposters once and for all.

Voted as “Best Feature” at the 10th Annual Brooklyn Academy of Music Kids Film Festival in New York, Labou offers positive life lessons about teamwork, friendship and good versus evil through captivating music, inspiring characters and high-octance action that will excite kids of all ages. Featuring behind the scenes and making of featurettes, Labou will be available on DVD for the suggested retail price of $26.98 U.S. / $37.98 Canada. Prebook is April 22.

Synopsis:

Three unlikely friends set out on a journey to find the dreaded ghost of Captain LeRouge whose treasure-laden ship was lost in the Louisiana bayou over two hundred years ago. What they find is an adventure beyond their wildest imagination and the magical swamp creature "Labou" whose whistles are rumored to be the original inspiration for jazz. With the help of Labou, the kids race to stay one step ahead of two crazy oil moguls, but can they find the long lost treasure and save the swamps before it’s too late?

Special Features:

The Labou DVD is presented in widescreen (1.85:1) format with English 5.1 Dolby Surround sound and English subtitles. Bonus features include:

  • Audio commentary with director and writer Greg Aronowitz, producer Sheri Bryant and actor Chris Violette
  • Building Labou
  • The Casting Process
  • The Making of Labou: Part One and Part Two
  • The Music of Labou
  • Special Effects
  • New Orleans: Points of Interest


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