My Life as A Zucchini

My Life as A Zucchini

DVD - 2017
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and beloved by audiences and critics alike, My Life as a Zucchini is a delightful and touching tale about the uplifting power of friendship in the face of adversity. After befriending a kind police officer, nine-year-old Zucchini is taken to a foster home filled with other orphans his age. Though he struggles to find his place at first, with the help of his new friends, Zucchini learns to trust and love again as he searches for a new family of his own. With a band of unforgettable characters you'll be cheering for, My Life as a Zucchini stands as a testament to the resilience of the human heart.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD YA MOVIE MY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (68 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
digital,optical,surround,Dolby Digital 5.1, 2.0,rda
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Nov 07, 2018

Quirky the way many foreign films are. One of the few animated films i actually liked

Dec 29, 2017

Too dark, except for older teenagers. It is mildly funny in a few places, but it is not an entertaining animation for kids or adults. Kids in or from foster homes might appreciate seeing something that deals with their experience, so worthy from that pov.

Dec 11, 2017

The animation is excellent, the story is charming.

Dec 06, 2017

Very well done! Check out the Bonus, Genie in a tin of ravioli. Tee hee now I am hungry

Oct 19, 2017

Sweet and real and lovely. It shows kids dealing with issues that even adult media shys away from. Yay for a good and well-meaning orphanage too. Yay for a three-dimensional "bully" and yay for showing happy and sad moments. A moving and sweet claymation film that felt more REAL than many live-action films.
I think it is okay for older children to view, especially if they have had to deal with hard issues in their lives. Actually, I think this film would really help children that have had to deal with grief and dysfunctional parents and other hard issues.
I watched the English-subtitled French version and the special features showed how they had non-actor children really playing out the scenes while recording--which explains a lot of the realism and sincerity felt throughout the film. Also, you can tell the creators really loved and cared for the film, story, and characters.

Oct 12, 2017

this is NOT a Kid's movie IMO. I think it addresses issues that some kids will find overwhelming.

Oct 07, 2017

Enjoyable animated movie from France, more for adults than children.

Sep 22, 2017

Enjoyed the movie, but some things I don't think are appropriate for children of a certain age

Sep 16, 2017

Ce film est super chouette, autant pour les enfants que pour les adultes. La quantité de travail pour réaliser cette animation est phénoménale. Le tout est très impressionant.

SPL_Liz Sep 10, 2017

This film is both heartwarming and very sad. It is set in a group home for children who cannot live with their parents for varying reasons including death, abuse, murder, and deportation. It deals with difficult topics in a way that is accessible to children but still engaging for adults. I loved watching the children's friendships develop and their shared moments of joy. There is a "making of" in the bonus features that goes into how the animation and voices were created. Overall, a sweet film that I would recommend for people who like stop-animation and are looking to take on challenging topics and their subsequent feelings.

View All Comments

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

Dec 19, 2017

Ianandson thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

Aug 24, 2017

SelectorLIX thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Jul 04, 2017

mparsons333 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


Add Notices

Aug 24, 2017

Other: Serious themes, such as drugs and alcohol

Aug 24, 2017

Sexual Content: - Discussion of sexual content - Crude image of sexual content


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at VIRL

To Top