Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the stunning animated feature Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic on DVD and Blu-ray™ February 9th. This is a collaboration with Electronic Arts, which first conceived of a new telling of the classic story and will release its “Dante’s Inferno” videogame day-and-date with the animated feature.
Film Roman, the acclaimed animation studio behind such films as Dead Space: Downfall (based on the Electronic Arts game “Dead Space”) and Hellboy Animated, took a wholly new approach to creating the circles of Hell the films’ hero Dante must navigate. Under the guidance of producer Joe Goyette and working from a story and creative vision by EA/Visceral Games executive producer Jonathan Knight, this unprecedented project enlisted some of the best animation studios in the business to create unique visions of the underworld, including such noted Asian animation studios as Production IG (Kill Bill animated sequence), Dongwoo (Batman: Gotham Knight), Manglobe (Ergo Proxy, Samurai Champloo), JM Animation (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) and more.
Highlighting the feature’s unique artistic signature, the Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic DVD and Blu-ray™ boasts six limited edition customized covers specially created by the six participating animation studios.
Cover 1 – JM Animation – Director Lee Seung-Gyu
Cover 2 – JM Animation – Director Kim Sang-Jin
Cover 3 – Dongwoo Animation – Director Nam Jong-Sik
Cover 4 – Film Roman – Director Victor Cook
Cover 5 – Production IG – Director Yasoumi Umetsu
Cover 6 – Manglobe – Director Shukou Murase