Thursday, August 26, 2021

SPIRIT UNTAMED Now Available on Digital -- Arrives to Blu-ray & DVD on August 31st (Review) #SpiritUntamed #DreamWorksSpirit

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




"Join pals Lucky, Abigail and Prue in SPIRIT UNTAMED, an epic journey brimming with family, friendship and adventure that you can watch over-and-over. The all-new film is yours to own for the first time on Digital August 17, 2021 and on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 31, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation. This release is jam-packed with more than an hour of bonus content, including deleted scenes, multiple at-home activities, including how to make your own “campfire” indoors, cast interviews, sing-alongs, and much more!"

My girls have been eagerly awaiting the release of the movie to Blu-Ray/DVD after seeing it On Demand back in June. As soon as the movie ended, they turned to me and told me that we needed to get this on DVD or Blu-ray, so that they could watch it over and again.  Ever since Spirit Riding Free started airing on Netflix years ago, both of my girls were hooked on the show. Being animal lovers and fans of animated television series, it wasn't hard to see why they loved this show. And, I found myself stopping what I was doing to watch an episode or two with them.  And, when the holidays and birthdays rolled around, Spirit Riding Free toys, books and bedding was always top on their wish lists.  So, when they heard that there would an actual movie releasing in theaters, they were over the moon excited. The girls had a few of their friends, who are also huge Spirit Riding Free fans, buy the On Demand movie so that they could have a screening party together of Zoom. It was so cute to listen to the girls talking throughout the movie about their favorite parts, and at the end cheer and clap as the movie was even better than they expected.

Now, a few short months later, I was able to make my girls' day again when i received an advanced copy of the Blu-Ray/DVD of SPIRIT UNTAMED, for them to enjoy again and again. And, what makes this new Blu-Ray/DVD release great is that it contains more than an hour of bonus content.  Insert loud cheering and screaming sounds -- as this is what I heard for what seemed like 2 minutes straight, after I handed off the Blu-Ray/DVD over to the girls. They had no idea about all the bonus content which included sing-along videos, deleted scenes, "Finding Your Spirit" which is a behind the scenes look at the cast and filmmakers, and fun hands on activities for kids to make the most of their SPIRIT UNTAMED movie night -- think a DIY indoor campfire and snack time s'mores. :-)

My girls started off with the bonus content, and loved it all!  Then, they watched the movie for the second time. Even though they saw it a few months earlier, they watched it and reacted to different parts like it was their first time seeing it.  To say my girls were excited to finally own the Blu-Ray/DVD combo of SPIRIT UNTAMED is an understatement.  Just the the first time they watched this movie On Demand, they both gave this movie two thumbs up. They can't wait to watch it again this weekend when we make an indoor campfire and enjoy s'mores together.

If your kids are fans of Lucky, Spirit and the Spirit Riding Free animated series and franchise, then I highly recommend you pick up this new Blu-Ray/DVD combo, or purchase on Digital.  This full-length movie is available now on Digital, with the Blu-Ray and DVD versions releasing on August 31st.

More about this Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Release:

"SPIRIT UNTAMED is a story of adventure, family and friendship. Free-spirited Lucky Prescott moves to Miradero to join her estranged father. She is decidedly unimpressed with the sleepy town until she discovers a unique tie to her late mother who was a fearless horse-riding stunt performer. She quickly forms a bond with a wild mustang named Spirit and makes two new pals who love horses as much as she does. When a heartless wrangler plans to capture Spirit and his herd, Lucky and her friends set off on an epic journey to rescue the horse who has given her an unbreakable connection to her mother’s legacy.


SPIRIT UNTAMED stars Isabela Merced (Dora and the Lost City of Gold),  Marsai Martin (Little), Mckenna Grace (Captain Marvel), Walton Goggins (“Justified”), Andre Braugher (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Eiza Gonz├ílez (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw), with Julianne Moore (Kingsman: The Golden Circle)  and Jake Gyllenhaal (Spider-Man: Far From Home). The adventure is directed by Elaine Bogan (“Trolhunters: Tales of Arcadia”) and co-directed by Ennio Torresan (The Boss Baby). The film is produced by Karen Foster (How to Train Your Dragon) and the film’s score and original song “Fearless” is by composer Amie Doherty (Marooned).
  • FINDING YOUR SPIRITMeet the cast and filmmakers behind SPIRIT UNTAMED and discover how they brought this incredible story to life. Find out how this film fits into the overall Spirit story and learn the secrets behind the animation process.
  • BEHIND THE VOICES – THE CAST: It’s always fun to see the people behind the voices. In this series of short featurettes, we not only meet the cast but we discover what characteristics they share with their on-screen personas and how they inhabit them.
  • COWGIRLS RULE: This featurette goes into more detail about the female-focused story and explains why it’s not just a “girls like ponies” movie.
  • DRAWING SPIRIT - SPIRIT UNTAMED: A unique look and chance to learn from one of the talented artists how they bring the characters, both human and equine, to life.
  • CREATE YOUR OWN INDOOR ‘CAMPFIRE:’ Using crepe paper and LED lights, build your very own campfire at home!
  • HOW TO UKELELE: Discover how to create your very own ukulele at home. Then, learn some simple chords so you can impress your friends and family around the campfire.
  • SNACK TIME – S’MORES: During their adventure, Lucky and her friends enjoy a campfire snack that we all know, and love-s’mores! This tasty “how to” feature will teach viewers to safely make their own traditional toasted treats along with a selection of not so traditional recipes.
  • ABIGAIL’S HAND SHADOW SECRETS: Ever wish you could tell stories using hand shadows, just like Abigail? Well now you can! With the help of a hand shadow master, a simple lamp and an old sheet, anyone can learn how to create cool creatures with nothing but your two hands.
  • HOW TO ZOETROPE: Lucky Prescott discovers her mother’s horse-riding talent when she finds a zoetrope at her father’s house. This “how to” video teaches fans of the film how to build their own and bring it to life using the drawings they learn in the “drawing spirit” feature.
  • SING-ALONGS: Watch these fun lyric videos featuring songs from the film and sing-along around your own ‘campfire’.
  • FEATURE COMMENTARY: Commentary with director Elaine Bogan, co-director Ennio Torresan, and producer Karen Foster.
SPIRIT UNTAMED will be available on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital.
  • Blu-rayTM unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • Digital lets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can buy or rent the film.
  • MOVIES ANYWHERE is the digital app that simplifies and enhances the digital movie collection and viewing experience by allowing consumers to access their favorite digital movies in one place when purchased or redeemed through participating digital retailers. Consumers can also redeem digital copy codes found in eligible Blu-rayTM and DVD disc packages from participating studios and stream or download them through Movies Anywhere. MOVIES ANYWHERE is only available in the United States. For more information, visit
Directed By: Elaine Bogan
Co-Director: Ennio Torresan, Jr.
Produced By:  Karen Foster, p.g.a.
Screenplay By: Aury Wallington and Kristin Hahn
Score By: Amie Doherty
Street Date: August 31, 2021
Selection Number: 1946213879 (US) / 1946214649 (CDN)
Layers: BD 50
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Widescreen
Rating: PG for some adventure action
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1
Run Time: 01:27:33
Street Date: August 31, 2021
Selection Number: 1946213878 (US) / 1946214648 (CDN)
Layers: DVD 9
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 2.39:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
Rating: PG for some adventure action
Languages/Subtitles: English, French Canadian, Latin American Spanish
Sound: English, French Canadian and Latin American Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1
Run Time: 01:27:39


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

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