The new animated family feature DREAMBUILDERS is coming to North American digital platforms on August 10 and in a Blu-ray™+DVD combo, as well as a standalone DVD from Shout! Kids on August 24, 2021. Directed by Kim Hagen Jensen (All Dogs Go To Heaven, FernGully) and Tonni Zinck (The Neon Demon), DREAMBUILDERS is a film filled with dreams about the challenges of bonus sisterhood; where a young girl has to put things right after making a very wrong decision.

“Smart, tight, thoughtful [and] beautifully animated … Inside Out opened the door for portraying internal fantasy worlds and Dreambuilders carries the torch …”

Minna’s life is turned upside-down when her dad’s new fiancée and her daughter move in. Her new stepsister, Jenny, turns out to be horrible and Minna is very frustrated. She wants her gone! One night, Minna discovers a world behind her dreams, where the whimsical dreambuilders create every fantasy and nightmare we endure nightly on their theater stages! Minna also finds out how to manipulate Jenny’s dreams. But interfering with dreams has dire consequences … and when Minna goes too far one night, Jenny can’t wake up anymore. Minna must enter the dream world one more time to face the nightmare she has created in order to save Jenny and her new family.

Secret code: nightmare. I think a lot of kids can relate to the Dreambuilders movie. There are many blended families and it’s easy to dislike or want to change the kids from the merged family. This is what happened to Minna and Jenny. But Minna learned how to alter her 3D life through her dreams to the point of them potentially costing a life. Although their personalities differed like polar opposites, in a dream, they realized they were experiencing the same family dynamics. It’s a cute animated film that teaches a mindful lesson.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary DVD to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.