Animal Crossing: The Movie released on Japanese DVD

doubutsugekijyou.jpgThis morning during breakfast I saw a commercial for a cheery looking children’s movie about talking animals and then noticed the camera pan up to reveal the now-famous Animal Crossing character K.K. Slider (Totakeke in Japan). The commercial was for an Animal Crossing animated movie that was released this week on DVD and is apparently about a girl named Ai who moves into a town inhabited by Animals only to fulfill a mysterious prophecy (found in a bottle message) by planting a tree during a winter festival. The DVD will set you back Â¥3,990 but comes with a limited edition pouch (which isn’t shown on the website, grrr). Check out the official site to learn more about the films staff and characters, as well a myriad of merchandising that the movie inspired.