A Monster in Paris

Strange things are afoot in the 'City of Romance' in this new stereoscopic cartoon

Taking its cues from The Phantom of the Opera and The Murders in the Rue Morgue, it’s safe to say that this isn’t your typical animated kids’ film. And yet A Monster in Paris ultimately has little to offer older viewers outside of some attractive production design.

The superb visuals are rendered perfectly by the MVC 3D 1.85:1 1080p encode, even if the stereoscopic effects themselves are rather hit-or-miss (the film can also be viewed in 2D). Much more involving is the film’s expansive DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack. Spectacularly rubbish extras take the form of a 5-min gallery, a spot-the-difference set-top game and a character guide (text with still images).

EntertainmentOne, Region B BD, £25 Approx, On sale now