The audio is a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. It really is the sonic equivalent of the great video presentation. It is not exactly a window rattling affair, but the sound will envelop you. Wind swirls through the surrounds as ghastly ghouls drag themselves through the sound field. Jon Brion's score is represented very nicely and dialogue is always clear.
- Commentary. The track features writer/director Chris Butler and director Sam Fell. It is a wonderful track that sees the two taking you behind the scenes of virtually every aspect of the film. It is very informative and fun to listen.
- Peering through the Veil. This is collection of featurettes that are wonderfully detailed and take you into many aspects of the film. In essence, they pull back the curtain and show you some of the multitude of techniques used to create the characters and animations, not to mention looking at the work done by the voice actors.
- Additional Featurettes. These are exclusive to the Blu-ray edition and offer even more looks at the production of the film.
- Preliminary Animatic Sequences. This is a few minutes of early storyboards and voice work.
Bottomline. This is a wonderful movie from start to finish and one of, of not the, most ambitious stop motion film yet. I love how it is unabashedly family friendly, yet does not soften the edges, it doesn't whitewash things. This is a movie for kids that is decidedly not Disney. It is funny, smart, and fresh. Do yourself a favor and take trip into Norman's world.