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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.
Why Is The Illusionist (2010) Rated PG?
The Illusionist (2010) is rated PG for thematic elements and smoking.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Illusionist (2010)...
Violence: A character preparing to commit suicide is interrupted. A man yells at his employee. A man is beaten and kicked by a group of school-aged children.
Sexual Content: An unmarried couple kisses briefly.
Language: None noted.
Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters smoke repeatedly. Numerous characters drink and some are portrayed as intoxicated.
Other: A man loses his job and must live on the streets.
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Details on home video releases of The Illusionist (2010)...
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