Sharpness remained positive at almost all times. A few slightly soft elements appeared on a few occasions, but those seemed minor. Instead, the movie mostly offered tight, concise imagery.
Smallfoot opted for a fairly blue/teal palette to reflect the frozen environment of the yetis. A few other hues emerged as well – mainly oranges and purples - but those dominated, and the tones seemed well-depicted and rich.
Blacks were deep and firm, while shadows appeared clean and concise. I felt pleased with this appealing presentation.
I also felt the DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio of Smallfoot seemed strong. Given its story, the movie didn’t offer constant action, but it boasted more than enough good sequences to make it engaging.
The track offered plenty of flight and other active material to create a broad, involving setting. It also contributed many other components that allowed it to open up the tale.
In addition, audio quality was strong. Speech seemed natural and distinctive, and music offered nice range and vivacity.
Effects came across as accurate and dynamic. They boasted fine punch and appeared concise and full. Although the audio didn’t always dazzle, it soared often enough to earn an “A-“.
As we shift to extras, we find a Sing-Along mode. As expected, this shows lyrics alongside the movie’s tunes. While this does nothing for me, kids may enjoy it.
A new “mini-movie” called Super Soozie runs two minutes, 22 seconds and features the adventures of a young female yeti. It brings us a cute enough short.
With Migo in the Secret of the Yeti Stones, we find a three-minute, 43-second reel. A storyreel, it gives us a summary. I guess this intended to be an alternate ending, and it seems moderately entertaining.
Next comes Imagining Smallfoot, a five-minute, 58-second featurette with writer/director Karey Kirkpatrick, writer John Requa, co-director Jason Reisig, and actors Channing Tatum, Gina Rodriguez, Jimmy Tatro, Ely Henry, Zendaya, Common and James Corden.
“Imagining” delivers a look at story and characters, music, design choices and cast/performances. It’s too short for much depth but it throws out a decent overview.
We also locate three music videos. We find reels for Niall Horan’s “Finally Free”, Cyn’s “Moment of Truth” and the film’s “Wonderful Life” in 28 languages.
“Free” presents a mix of concert shots and movie images, while “Truth” features the animated yeti character mixed with some recording studio shots. Both these songs and videos seem mediocre.
As for “Life”, it presents the expected multi-language reel. It works pretty well since we get some glimpses of all the singers as well.
Finally, we get a five bits under Promotional Materials. This includes “Turn Off Your Cellphone” (0:36), “Artifact #17” (0:25), “Artifact #31” (0:30), “Artifact #54” (0:30) and “Migonada” (0:54).
They offer brief clips meant to sell the movie, and they’re reasonably fun. “Cellphone” and “Migonada” fare best.
The disc opens with ads for Lego Movie 2 and Teen Titans Go! To the Movies. No trailer for Smallfoot appears here.
As a comedic fable, Smallfoot brings a decent animated tale. Though the film never becomes anything truly memorable, it turns into an above average experience. The Blu-ray boasts excellent picture and audio along with minor supplements. As family fare, Smallfoot succeeds.