Long Way North DVD – review and giveaway

Monkey prefers films that are rather gentle and a few weeks ago we sat down to watch the Long Way North DVD which is being released countrywide from 10th October 2016.

Long Way North DVD

The Long Way North DVD tells the story of teenager Sasha, an aristocratic child from 19th century St Petersburg, in Russia.  We follow the enchanting tale as she tries to discover what has happened to her disgraced explorer grandfather Oloukine.

The story is told in 2D animation, and Monkey and I sat riveted as the feisty Sacha is determined to find Oloukine and his missing ship the Davai, neither having returned from his expedition to the North Pole.  All searches have brought up nothing, but the young Russian is convinced that they have been looking in the wrong place.

Faced with her parents plan to arrange her marriage, Sacha runs away determined to head North and bring home her grandfather and his ship.  I won’t ruin the rest of the plot, but it’s very well done and rather poignant.  Monkey and I both really enjoyed watching the Long Way North DVD, it’s a truly lovely animation with a good story behind it, and it runs for approx 80 minutes.

Priced at £12.99 I’ve included my Amazon Affiliate link below in case you would like to pre-order a copy.

disclosure:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review


I’ve teamed up with Soda Pictures to offer two lucky readers the chance to own the Long Way North DVD for themselves.  Just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win.  Good luck.

Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 30th October 2016 at midnight.

Don’t forget to visit my Giveaways page for more great prizes on offer!

Long Way North DVD

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I'm a Mum with an 8 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing days out, toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

97 thoughts on “Long Way North DVD – review and giveaway

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