In addition to being a critical success, Toronto’s Shawn Mendes making his acting debut in LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE, also was a hit at the Box Office, grossing almost $90 million domestically. The Musical Comedy now is available from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada on Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, BLU-RAY™ and DVD, giving us something to cheer for this Holiday season!
LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck, is an adaptation of the popular children’s story of the same name, centering on a young boy named Josh (Winslow Fegley) who moves to New York City with his family, only to struggle fitting-in. That is until his life changes when he discovers Lyle (Mendes), a singing crocodile – who has a little bit of stagefright – up in his attic. Their neighbour Mr. Grumps (Brett Gelman) is about to put a finish to their friendship, tired of all their racket. Soon, Josh, his family and Lyle‘s resurfacing owner Hector (Javier Bardem) find themselves in a fight to keep Lyle safe.
So much of LYLE, LYLE, CROCODILE leans on the Music and lead performance by Mendes and he thrives in this transition to Cinema. I mean this was only a natural progression after his 2020 Netflix Documentary IN WONDER and also a series of initiatives with TIFF. Mendes, you’ll be pleased to know, thrives in this debut thanks also to some fantastic songs from Hitmakers Justin Paul and Benj Pasek. These are the guys who brought us the Music of The Greatest Showman and La La Land, so obviously we love this. Just heartwarming, and a perfect Holiday watch with the family!
Bardem is not to be outdone here, a perfect pairing to Lyle‘s big heart and personality. But Fegley who actually is no stranger to Toronto having filmed Nightbooks and 8-Bit Christmas here, absolutely shines as Josh. And let’s not forget also Scott McNairy and Constance Wu as Josh‘s parents. Kudos to Casting.
DVD BONUS MATERIALS
Run Time: 106 minutes
4K Ultra HD: Feature: 2160p Ultra High Definition / 2.40:1 | Audio: English Dolby Atmos (Dolby True HD 7.1 compatible) | Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital
Blu-ray™: Feature: 1080p High Definition / 2.40:1 | Audio: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA | Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital
DVD: Feature: 2.40:1 Anamorphic Widescreen | Audio Description Tracks 5.1 Dolby Digital
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