Actors: Sterling Holloway, Edward Brophy, James Baskett, Herman Bing, Billy Bletcher
Directors: Ben Sharpsteen, Bill Roberts, Jack Kinney, Norman Ferguson, Samuel Armstrong
Format: AC-3, Animated, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Full Screen, Subtitled
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 2
Rated: G (General Audience)
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2011
Run Time: 64 minutes
List Price: $39.99
From the studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment invites audiences to let their spirits soar with the release of the beloved animated classic Dumbo, for the first time ever in high definition as a 70th Anniversary Edition, coming on September 20, 2011. The Academy Award®-winning (1942, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture) favorite will take flight for the first time with a premium restoration in stunning Blu-ray™ high definition featuring pristine 7.1 Digital Theater System High-Def Surround Sound, allowing fans to see more, hear more, interact more and share more of this timeless adventure about believing in yourself.
Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition will be available for purchase as a 2-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack (with the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./$44.99 Canada), a 1-Disc DVD (with the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada), High Definition Movie Download (for the suggested retail price of $39.99 U.S./44.99 Canada) and/or Standard Definition Movie Download (for the suggested retail price of $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada).
All versions come packed with a variety of special bonus features including such features as deleted scenes, interactive games, audio commentary, behind the scenes details and more. To learn more about this film, consumers are invited to visit http://www.disney.com/dumbo.
My take: I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!! Meaning, I completely forgot to put up a review for this awesome Disney anniversary edition of Dumbo (release date was 9/20/11). I can hardly believe it's been 70 years since the original release. I had only vague memories of watching the movie myself as a child so I was glad to get this release to watch with my daughter. This classic tale of the poor baby elephant with extra large ears is just as relevant today as it ever was - a tale of what it means to be different and how to celebrate those differences. Not to mention, a Mother's unending love for her child. With all the rampant bullying going on in society today, Dumbo is a nice reminder of how being different is not a bad thing and one should not be bullied for it! Disney has done a nice job of remastering this timeless tale and I'm grateful to have received a copy for our Disney DVD library.
This post was written for Walt Disney Studios and Allied-THA [Allied Integrated Marketing (Allied) and Terry Hines and Associates (THA)] PR. I was not compensated in any way except for a complimentary DVD.