In a holiday season, this is the kind of family movie that everyone can enjoy and bond over. The plot surrounds an orphan girl Felicie (Elle Fanning) along with her friend Victor (Nat Wolff) escape an orphanage in pursuit of their dreams. Felicie wants to attend a prestigious Opera Ballet School in Paris. This is such a heartwarming and inspirational animated film. The characters are very endearing. Fanning and Wolff aside, the remainder of the voice cast consists of the likes of Mel Brooks, Kate McKinnon and Carly Rae Jepsen. If you ever dreamt of reaching for the skies and pursuing your dreams look no further than Leap, you can’t go wrong with this movie.


  • “In the Recording Booth with Kate McKinnon, Nat Wolff, and Maddie Ziegler” Featurette
  • Behind-the-Scenes Video Gallery:
    • The Birth of a Dream
    • Animating the Dance
    • Reconstructing 19th Century Paris

Leap is out now on Blu-ray, DVD, Digital and On Demand


Written by Jim Alexander

Jim Alexander hails from Chicago where he started his journalism career as a film critic and founder of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC). He's a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic. Jim founded Reel Talker as a platform to share his love of movies and entertainment. Jim's favorite part of being a journalist is getting to meet and interview actors, filmmakers and entertainers. Jim is a host and on-camera personality for AfterBuzz TV. Aside from his work with Reel Talker, he's the site owner of the Bachelor Universe website, where he recaps and talks about all this ABC's 'The Bachelor'. He also runs the Reel Talker Podcast that can be found on iTunes. In his free time he enjoys attending sports events and playing in recreational leagues. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

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