Abominable Blu-ray review

Dec 17, 2019- Permalink

In Abominable, a group of friends come across a young yeti they name Everest and embark on a journey to get him back to his family and home. As they trek across China, they discover their own bravery and learn about themselves in an adventure for the whole family. You can join their quest too as Universal Home Entertainment has released it for your entertainment library. I had a chance to review the Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack.

The disc’s 1080p AVC-encoded transfer is released in the theatrical version’s 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The video presentation is as beautiful as a mug of hot chocolate on a cold winter’s day. Crisp and full of detail, the animation exhibits great textures from the characters to the environments they’re in and Everest’s fur simply looks amazing. The colour palette is bright, the black levels are deep with good shadow detail, and the white in the snowy scenes doesn’t clip. There is no evidence of compression artifacts or digital noise.

On the audio side, your ears have the choice of English Dolby Atmos and TrueHD 7.1 soundtracks as well as French and Spanish Dolby Digital 7.1 tracks and an English DVS Dolby Digital 2.0 descriptive video track. Subtitles are available in English SDH, French and Spanish. The surround usage puts you in the environment, with excellent ambient sound throughout. There’s good use of low frequencies and the musical score is dynamic. Dialogue is clear, centred and properly prioritized.

As to the extras, we start off with both a DVD copy and a digital copy code. There is commentary from the production staff, deleted scenes and a bunch of featurettes that include two original shorts, cast interviews, animation techniques and drawing and cooking lessons.

From beautiful visuals and sound to a good collection of extras, adventurers of all ages will want to add Abominable to their home media collection.