First Time in High Definition — As A 2-Disc Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and Movie Download
I truly think that the movie Dumbo gets better with age. When I was young, it was a funny story about an elephant with big ears, a mouse, and a funny supporting cast of characters. But, the older I get, the more important the message is. What better than a flying elephant to teach us the power of believing in yourself and that sometimes your biggest handicap ends up being your biggest asset in the end?
Also better, but in this case despite its age, is the film’s newly restored state which returns Dumbo to its original pristine condition. In honor of the 70th anniversary, Disney is releasing the restored classic as well as bringing the flying elephant into HD for the first time ever. I will admit I hadn’t seen the film for over a decade before the newest release, but even so, I was really impressed with the restoration and how it revitalized the 70-year-old film.
Also impressive is how a 70 year old film not only remains relevant, hilarious, and heartwarming, but also how it captivates both the young and old alike. Released in 1941, Dumbo may be Walt Disney’s 4th animated film ever, but the classic film is timeless and elegant even a full 7 decades later. If you haven’t seen Dumbo recently, now is your chance to own the film as it was meant to be seen.
On September 20th, the DUMBO 2-Disc Blu-ray Hi-Def & DVD Combo Pack was released, featuring exclusive bonus materials, songs, and behind-the-scenes footage. Pick up your copy today and share the magic with your family.
DVD: Deleted Scene – “The Mouse’s Tale * Deleted Song – “Are You a Man or a Mouse?” * Taking Flight: The Making of Dumbo – A journey back to the origins of the film as everybody’s favorite baby elephant takes wing. * The Magic Of Dumbo: A Ride of Passage – Witness the excitement and magic of Disneyland’s most popular ride through the eyes of a child. * Audio Commentary with Pete Docter, Paula Sigman and Andreas Deja * Sound Design Excerpt from The Reluctant Dragon * Original Walt Disney Television Introduction
Blu-ray: Everything on the DVD plus: Cine-Explore * Disney View * “What Do You See?” Game * “What Do You Know?” Game * “Celebrating Dumbo” Featurette * Animated Short: “The Flying Mouse” * Animated Short: “Elmer Elephant”
Movie Download (Standard Definition & High Definition Versions): Deleted Scene – “The Mouse’s Tale” * Deleted Song – “Are You a Man or a Mouse?” * “Celebrating Dumbo” Featurette
A big thank you to Disney for sending a copy of Dumbo for review. All opinions are 100% ours and no form of monetary compensation was received in exchange for this Rave Review.