Monday, 10 February 2020

Abominable Family Movie Review and 2 x Blu-ray Giveaway (Sent by Universal)

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s co-production Abominable is an action-packed heartwarming adventure for the whole family, with a really impressive 95% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Released in time for the half term on Digital 3rd February and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD 10th February from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Abominable blu-ray movie case pack shot

Abominable is brought to us by the team who created How To Train Your Dragon, and has a great voice cast, including Chloe Benne, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Izzard, Tenzing Norgay Trainor, Albert Tsai, Tsai Chin and Joe Izzo as Everest.

Abominable Activity Sheet Colouring

Disgruntled teenager Yi is struggling with life a little after losing her Father. She lives with her Mother and Grandmother, and takes on lots of different odd-jobs to save up to try and take a trip that her Dad had planned to take with her. One day while hiding in her den on the roof, she discovers a Yeti, who has escaped from a science lab.

The Yeti is friendly and cute, and just wants to go home. He's also a bit magic and has some tricks up his sleeve involving plants. Along with her friends Jin and Peng, Yi embarks on an epic journey to return her Yeti, Everest, to his mountain home and his family - with the scientists and money men in hot pursuit...

Abominable Movie Activity Sheet with Wordsearch

There are absolutely loads of extras on the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD. Over an hour of bonus content including Dreamworks short movie - Marooned, a magical show-and-tell by Everest, deleted scenes, the making of Abominable, meet the cast, how to make a Chinese lantern, instructions for how to draw all of the characters yourself and 'Cooking With Nai Nai' - where Tsai Chin and top chef Chef Shirley show you how to make a delicious steamed pork bun recipe – just like Abominable’s favourite in the film!

Steamed Pork Bao Recipe to print off Abominable Movie

I've shared a short movie of the cooking segment of the Blu-ray here, and around this post are some handy recipe sheets and activity sheets for you to print off...

We watched as a family and all really enjoyed the movie. The story has some similiarity to Chinese traditional religious tales - including Journey To The West by Wu Ch'eng-en, stories about the real-life journey of Hsuan Tsangof, a 7th-century monk. All kinds of exciting and improbable events occur during their trip, including a flight on a giant dandelion.

Christmas Ham Bao recipe ingredients and method to print off

There are poignant moments. Main character Yi has lost her father, and playing her violin reminds her of him, so she struggles to play in front of people. It's something a lot of bereaved children will relate to. One of our children completely stopped singing when they lost their sister.

Everest isn't simply a great big hairy Abominable snowman, he is a real personality. He cares for the children, he loves Yi's music, he loves nature, and he just wants to go home.

Released in time for the half term, Abominable is out now on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. DVD (rrp £10.99) and Blu-ray (rrp £14.99). From all good stockists, including online at Amazon (affiliate links below).

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment have kindly offered two of my readers a copy of Abominable on Blu-ray as a giveaway prize. Entry to the giveaway is by the Gleam form below for fairness. None of your details are used for anything other than this giveaway, and once the winner has been informed and admin complete, they're deleted.

The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 8th March 2020 and is open to UK entrants only. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. If you're new to Gleam you can find a link to help and my other UK giveaways here...

Abominable Family Movie 2 x Blu-ray Giveaway (sent by Universal)

We were sent our copy of Abominable for review. The Amazon link is affiliate, which will earn me a few pence if you buy through my link, but won't ever cost you a penny. It helps keep the website running.


  1. Also a veggie for many years (decades, actually), I love how Chinese restaurants use tofu in their dishes. It used to be just sweet and sour but, these days, many more innovative dishes to choose.

  2. I love crispy duck with hoisin sauce!

  3. I love a good king prawn chow mein

  4. I love a Foo Yung but, when done well, nothing beats Sesame prawn toast.

  5. Sticky lemon chicken and seaweed

  6. I just like a curry or chow mein

  7. I'm also vegetarian. I like deep fried tofu.

  8. I love Chinese fod- my favourites are salt and pepper chicken and Singapore noodles :)

  9. I do enjoy Sweet and Sour Chicken balls and noodles

  10. Ooo i love beef in black bean sauce

  11. My partner makes a wonderful vegetable and noodle stir fry. Always use whole wheat noodles as I find they don’t go as soft as normal egg noodles.

  12. Margaret Clarkson
    Duck with cherries

  13. I love a good chinese, I am partial to sweet and sour chicken balls in batter and special fried rice

  14. Char sui pork with noodles is my go to.

  15. Vegan over here, but Chinese food is still good for us. I love salt and pepper tofu the best!

  16. Sweet and Sour chicken is my favourite


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