The independently produced, CG-animated family feature Everyone’s Hero slides home today following a brief stay in theaters back in September. The pic, produced by Starz Media and co-directed by late actor Christopher Reeve, earned just $14.5 million domestically but should find a wider audience on disc, where animation tends to make most of its money.
Co-directed by Colin Brady and Dan St. Pierre, Everyone’s Hero tells the story of Yankee Irving, a young boy who makes a is thousand-mile trek to return Babe Ruth’s stolen bat and help the New York Yankees win the World Series. The period piece also features talking baseball gear and boasts the voices of Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Forest Whitaker, Brian Dennehy, Richard Kind, Raven-Symone, Mandy Patinkin, Robert Wagner, Jake T. Austin, Ed Helms and Dana Reeve.
DVD extras include a making-of featurette, theatrical trailers, a tribute to Christopher and Dana Reeve, and commentary by Brady, St. Pierre and writers Jeff Hand and Rob Kurtz. The Fox Home Entertainment release carries a suggested retail price of $29.99.