Friday, June 21, 2019

DUMBO, the Live-Action Adventure from Disney and Tim Burton, Arrives on Digital, Blu-ray and 4K on June 25th - Pre-Order Your Copy Now!!

Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

From Disney and Visionary Director Tim Burton

A Disney Legend for a New Generation Comes Home
On Digital, 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray and Movies Anywhere June 25

Extras explore how one of cinema’s most imaginative filmmakers and an award-winning cast and crew collaborated with Disney to bring to life this beloved classic for the entire family

"“Dumbo,” the grand live-action adventure from Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, which expanded on the beloved animated classic and sent spirits soaring, prepares for a landing on June 25. Disney invites fans to fall in love again with this heartfelt story, in which differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight, when it swoops into homes on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD™ and Movies Anywhere, and physically on 4K Ultra HD,  Blu-ray™ and DVD — with never-before-seen bonus features, deleted scenes, Easter eggs and bloopers."


Yesterday was another rainy day, so we found ourselves indoors for the day. Thankfully, the mail carrier brought a special package that took away the "I'm bored" saying from the girls, as we received the upcoming DUMBO live-action movie from the folks at Walt Disney Studios, to watch.  We really wanted to see this movie when it was in theaters, but due to illness (isn't that always the case), we missed the movie, and have be patiently waiting for it to arrive on Blu-Ray and DVD.  This movie will release not only Blu-Ray and DVD combo, but also on digital and 4K Ultra HD on June 25th --- so make sure you pre-order your copy on this must see summer movie, so that you can plan a fun-filled movie night soon with your family. 

Like I said, I was raining most of the day yesterday, so the girls didn't want to be out in the wet weather.  Right after lunch the doorbell rang and the mail carrier handed off a package, which turned out to be this movie.  I wish I had my phone on hand to capture the girls screaming with excitement as they opened the package to see the DUMBO movie.  They knew it was coming out, but had no idea I was being sent a screener copy to watch.  So, before I could snap a photo of them with the movie, the girls rushed upstairs to put the movie in the DVD player.  Then, they got their popcorn ready, and grabbed drinks, before heading to the living room to watch this movie.  If you missed this movie in theaters, you really have to watch it.  I had heard mixed reviews from people about the movie, as many (like me) prefer the classic animated movies over the live-action remakes, but after sitting with the girls to watch the movie, I really found myself enjoying it. The kids that star the movie do a wonderful job, and you can't help but smile each and every time you see DUMBO appear on the screen.  

This is truly a wonderful heartfelt movie the whole family will enjoy, and want to watch time and again. And, if you are planning sleepovers or summer travel, this is one movie that add to the memories made this summer.  We can't wait to watch it again, and I know you will love it, too!

In addition to the movie releasing to DVD and Blu-Ray, this new release also comes with a lot of great bonus content including deleted scenes, bloopers and even Easter Eggs on parade, just to name a few.  My girls really got into the Behind the Scenes feature, as they were amazed at how the movie came to life.  

Bonus features include*:

·         CIRCUS SPECTACULARS: Dumbo’s cast share their experience of making the film—and get to the heart of a story about family and believing in yourself.
·         BUILT TO AMAZE: Get a closer look at the film’s production and costume design.
·         DELETED SCENES – A compelling collection of scenes that almost made the final film.
·                  Roustabout Rufus
·                  Pachyderm Plans
·                  The Other Medici Brother
·                  Monkey Business
·                  A Star Is Born22222
·                  Where’s Dumbo
·                  Elephant Heist
·                  Backstage
·                  A Seat at the Show
·         EASTER EGGS ON PARADE: Discover the hidden and not-so-hidden nods to the animated Dumbo in this narrated tribute to the Disney classic.
·         CLOWNING AROUND: Laugh along with the cast in a collection of big-top bloopers and goofs from the set.
·         “BABY MINE” – Visual video performed by Arcade Fire

·                  DREAMLAND – ANATOMY OF A SCENE: From Final Script to Final Scene – The filmmakers and cast talk a lot about the feeling of “grand intimacy” in the film.  Step right up as they bring the Dreamland parade to life, accomplishing the rare marriage of a massive spectacle combined with an emotional tenderness.

The bonus content alone makes this movie a must have for Disney fans of all ages.  I could go on and on about how great this DUMBO movie is, but once you see it for yourself with your family, you will see why it has become an instant favorite in our house, and one movie we will watch time and again.

More about the upcoming Disney DUMBO release to Digital, Blu-Ray, and 4K on June 25th:

"Stunning extras will transport viewers to the set of “Dumbo,” where cast members Danny DeVito (circus owner Max Medici), Michael Keaton (opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere), Colin Farrell (war-veteran-turned-elephant-keeper Holt Farrier), Eva Green (stunning aerialist Colette Marchant), Nico Parker (Farrier’s daughter, Milly) and Finley Hobbins (Farrier’s son, Joe) share their personal stories of courage and character. Features explore how Disney’s timeless animated story was brought to life with an incredibly expressive, lovable, fully computer-generated baby elephant; the longtime collaboration of Burton, production designer Rick Heinrichs and costume designer Colleen Atwood, which resulted in jaw-dropping sets and costumes; and the creation of the visually colossal Dreamland parade sequence. Also included are nine deleted scenes, hidden and not-so-hidden Easter eggs, bloopers and a special performance of “Baby Mine” by Arcade Fire.

In “Dumbo,” struggling circus owner Max Medici enlists former star Holt Farrier and his children to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive but sinister entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere, who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, spectacular, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland.

“Dumbo” will be released in several different formats, giving families the flexibility to watch it on a variety of devices. Viewers can watch the film in Digital 4K UHD, HD and SD, and bring home a physical copy of the film as the 4K Ultra HD Edition (4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital Code), Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Code) and a single DVD."

Product SKUs:                           4K Ultra HD (4K UHD+Blu-ray+Digital Code); Digital UHD, HD, SD; Multi-Screen Edition (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Code); DVD and On-Demand
Feature Run Time:                  Approximately 111 minutes
Rating:                                          US: Rated PG; CE/CF: Rated G (Bonus material not rated)
Aspect Ratio:                                                             1.85:1
Audio:                                          4K Ultra HD: English Dolby Atmos and 2.0 Descriptive Audio; Spanish and French 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus Language Tracks

Blu-ray: English 7.1 DTS-HDMA and 2.0 Descriptive Audio, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital Language Tracks

DVD: English, Spanish and French 5.1 Dolby Digital, English 2.0 Descriptive Audio Language Tracks

UHD Digital: English Dolby Atmos (some platforms); English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

HD Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

SD Digital: English, Spanish and French 5.1 & 2.0 Dolby Digital; English Descriptive Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital (some platforms)

Languages/Subtitles:                             4K Ultra HD:  English SDH, French and Spanish
Blu-ray: English SDH, French and Spanish
DVD:  English SDH, French and Spanish
Digital: English SDH, French and Spanish
Closed Captions:                                      English (DVD and Digital)


The film stars Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”) as war-veteran turned elephant-keeper Holt Farrier, Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”) as opportunistic businessman V.A. Vandevere, Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”) as circus owner Max Medici, and BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”) as stunning aerialist Colette Marchant. Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins make their feature film debuts as Holt’s children, Milly and Joe.

The cast also includes Alan Arkin as powerful banker J. Griffin Remington, Roshan Seth as snake charmer Pramesh Singh, DeObia Oparei as strongman Rongo the Strongo, Joseph Gatt as a hunter named Neils Skellig, and Sharon Rooney as circus mermaid Miss Atlantis.

The creative team includes BAFTA-nominated cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Oscar®-winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (“Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi,” “Dark Shadows”), four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”), and BAFTA Award-winning makeup designer Paul Gooch (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”).

Dumbo is directed by Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) from a screenplay by Ehren Kruger (“The Ring,” “Ghost in the Shell”), and produced by Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”), Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”) and Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”).


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Disclosure: I was sent a screener from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This movie looks really cute. We are looking forward to seeing it!