Child stars Sophia Grace and Rosie have become so famous that they are asked to go to Switzelvainia, a small fictional country in Europe. Of all things, this strange little country is known for its harsh prison system and reggae music. While there, they are to be correspondents for the coronation for the country’s new queen. The two are traveling with a chaperone, Phyllis Bundt (Wilson), from The Ellen show and they get separated from her at the airport. Near the palace, they meet a magical wish granting duck who asked to be taken to the princess. Through some confusion at the palace, both the staff and the royal family believe that the two girls are the Great, Great Grand-Nieces who are there for the coronation. The spot for the title of princess is between three completely different girls and they want to help Princess Abigail (Clunie) get the top spot.
Sophia Grace Brownlee and Rosie Mclelland are the two little British girls who have been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. They have very different personalities but are both very energetic little kids. They also love pink and entertainers such as Nikki Minaj, Katy Perry, and Justin Beiber.
The movie is the pair’s debut film appearance and it was produced by the Ellen Show. It is mainly targeted at very young kids within the 5-11 year old range. Even the special features are aimed at kids but I can also see that if there are big fans of the two from TV, they might enjoy this with the family.
Being released by Warner Bros., there was some obvious product placement from some of their other IPs. For example, Princess Abigail is a big fan of Young Justice, a cartoon based on the popular DC comic book. She likes to do cosplay and dress up as her hero Artemis, the young female taken after Green Arrow. Throughout the movie, the girls and Abigail likes to make references to the DC Universe through comic books and characters. Her room is also decked out in posters and collectibles from the Young Justice. It was a nice little nod that I picked up on immediately.
Sophia Grace Brownlee as herself
Rosie Mclelland as herself
Margaret Clunie as Abigail
Anna Skellern as Imogen
Emma Pierson as Cordillia
Amy Louise Wilson as Phyllis Bundt
Alex McGregor as Not Phyllis Bundt
The video is presented in a brilliant 1080p AVC. Because Sophia Grace and Rosie’s favorite color is pink, the movie is loaded with it. This makes the movie bright and very, very colorful but at times the picture gets a little over saturated. The skin tones are warm and natural in every setting whether indoors or outdoors. It’s a clean transfer and it looks like it was recorded digitally giving it an almost “made for TV” look. With sharp detailing and very minor contrast issues, this is an excellent looking release.
The best word for the DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix is powerful. There are a lot of original songs in the movie and a few of them are incredibly bassy. The opening song especially was as loud as some of the action films that I have screened in my home theater. The other side of that coin is that the bass distorts some of the other sounds. The channels are filled at times but when the music isn’t playing, it’s mostly a dialogue driven movie. Overall, it’s above average but it’s mostly in the music.
There are a few good bonus features and, like the movie, they’re focused at a younger audience. The Pink featurette was interesting and the favorite moments from The Ellen Show gave me a crash course on the two stars.
-Pink! Pink! Pink! The Story of Pink featurette – this featurette is exactly as it says the story of the color pink in food, clothing, and in different languages.
-The Royals Jam: Laying down the beats with Sophia grace and Rosie – this series of clips take you behind the scenes of the girls recording the music for the movie. It also includes a sing a long of each original song from the movie.
-Favorite moments from the Ellen DeGeneres Show featurette – this is a string of clips from Ellen’s show of the two appearing with celebrities.
-Bloopers – this is a blooper reel from the movie.
-Trailers- Lego movie, scoot do: wrestle mania mystery, teen titans go!
2-disc set (1 Blu-ray, 1 DVD)
ULtraViolet Digital copy
1080p AVC MPEG-4
Aspect ratio – 1.78:1
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
French Dolby Digital 5.1
Sophia Grace and Rosie’s Royal Adventure is a cute movie that I imagine younger kids will enjoy a lot. It has magic, comic book references, and girls having fun. The Blu-ray has been authored well with great video and sound to match. It has some pretty good bonus features that round off the release. Even though they were made popular on The Ellen Show which is for adults, this release is recommended for families and younger kids.