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Still shot from the movie: The Illusionist (2010).

The Illusionist (2010)

In this French animation, an aging magician (Jean-Claude Donda) finds his future becoming more uncertain as audiences lose interest in his act. Then he meets a young fan named Alice (Eilidh Rankin), who may bring new direction to his life. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: A
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 90
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2010
Video Release: 10 May 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Home Video Extra Features

The Illusionist releases to home video in a Blu-ray/DVD Combo pack on May 10, 2011. Bonus extras include:

- Featurette: The Making of The Illusionist

- The Animation Process: A look at the line tests and progression sequences for Chasing the Rabbit, Window Shopping and Fish and Chip.

- Line Test and Completed Scene Montage of Morning Routine.

-Before and after animation sequences of: Garden Party & Travel, Steam, Splashes, Smoke, Tatischeff and The Flying Scotsman

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