Migration 4K Ultra HD

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment
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Action/peril and mild rude humor
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Benjamin Renner & Guylo Homsy
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"Migration" is an animated funny feathered family vacation like no other as the Mallard family embark on a journey south for the winter to Jamaica via New York City. Their well-laid plans go awry, leading to new friends and unknown horizons. (Gary Reber)

Special features include three mini movies: "Flly Hard" (HD 04:01), "Mooned" (HD 08:40) and "Midnight Mission" (HD 04:52); the featurettes "Michrophone Madness" (HD 03:11), "Meet The Cast" (HD 15:37), "Taking Flight: The Making Of Migration" (HD 05:29), "The Art Of Flight" (HD 01:58), "The Sound Of Flight" (HD 02:57), "How To Draw" (HD 10:33), "Build Your Own Pop-Up Book" (HD 11:07), "Calling The Birds" (HD 05:34) and "Best Nests" (HD 05:47) and a Movies Anywhere digital copy.

The 2.39:1 2160p HEVC/H.265 4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision/HDR10 picture, reviewed on a VIZIO Quantum X P85QX-JI UHD/HDR display, was animated digitally and sourced from a 2K Digital Intermediate. Picture quality is superb with imagery that is vibrantly colorful!. The color palette exhibits intense hues throughout the spectrum but especially the dazzling green necks of the male Mallard and the red body of the parrot, as well as the blues and bright yellows exhibited in the features and beaks of the birds. The settings and backgrounds all enhance the spectrum of color with wonderful nuanced hues. The background settings project wonderful realism such as the flight through a foggy New York City and Jamaica's lush landscape. sequences. HDR contrast is excellent. White levels are so very, very bright such as in the white-feathered ducks. Blacks are deep and solid. Shadow delineation is well defined. Resolution is terrific with fine detail exhibited throughout in the animated birds with fine textural depth, especially evident during closeups. Textural detail is excellent throughout. Spatial depth also is superb as this was produced with 3D theatrical exhibition in mind. This is a wonderfully colorful and bright animated feature that is a fun visual experience for the family. (Gary Reber)

The Dolby Atmos/Dolby TrueHD 7.1-channel soundtrack is dynamic sounding and features and extremely active orchestral/choral score with a very wide and deep soundstage that extends aggressively to the surrounds for a tremendously satisfying holosonic® soundfield experience. Instrumentation articulation and fidelity are excellent. Atmospherics and sound effects are nicely integrated, as well as Foley sound effects. Bass sounds naturally deep and non-exaggerated. Of course, besides the music the focus is the dialogue, which, while ADR produced, sounds remarkably well integrated spatially.

The Immersive Sound element is comprised of an aggressive extension of the orchestral/choral score to the height layer. While this is the only sound element to occupy the height layer because it is so aggressive and prominent it delivers a very satisfying enhanced spatially dimensional experience.

This is a wonderfully full-throttle holosonic spherical surround soundtrack that is compelling and entertaining. (Gary Reber)