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Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition Flying In Today

19 Sep

Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition is out today for the first time in Blu-Ray high definition featuring 7.1 Digital Theater System High-Def Surround Sound today and I couldn’t be more excited!!!

While I have always loved the story of Dumbo, it means a lot more to me now that I am a Mom. We have all those ‘Mom’ moments where we have wanted to protect and hold our kids like Jumbo held Dumbo in her ears. I know I am a sap, but I was a complete mess during this scene!!!

Also, I think that this might be the beginning of my fear of clowns!!! These guys were so mean and creepy!!!

What I love the most is that just when you think that Dumbo has reached the lowest point of the movie when the crows are picking on him so harshly, the story turns and he finds out that he CAN fly and makes the most of his talents. I have to admit that I laughed my buns off when Dumbo swoops above the clowns and the other elephants and gives them a taste of their own medicine!

Another super interesting fact about Dumbo:70th Anniversary Edition is that the Walt Disney Studios Restoration Team turned to the US Library of Congress who store the original 70 year old nitrate camera negative in their film vaults, and for reference, to an original 1941 ‘release’ print, held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). Using this rare nitrate “dye-transfer” Technicolor print for color reference, the team was able to restore Dumbo to the color settings most likely approved by Walt Disney himself, which will be seen in their full splendor for the first time in 70 years, on the Blu-Ray debut.

In addition, the rare film print (housed as part of the UCLA Film and Television Archives collection) proved to be the earliest surviving generation of the original audio for Dumbo which provided a unique source from which to build the new Disney Enhanced Home Theatre (DEHT) mix for the Blu-Ray release.

Plus there are TONS of extra added bonus features on this Blu-Ray/DVD Set! Interactive games, deleted scenes, bonus shorts, and a ‘Taking Flight: The Making of Dumbo’ talks about the importance of Dumbo in animation history.

After having the opportunity to revisit this movie as an adult, I can honestly say that the story means so much more to me and that the re-mastered quality makes me appreciate Dumbo so much more than I thought I ever could!

 

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Daddy’s Movie Day with the Fox and The Hound 1 & 2

10 Aug

The Fox and the Hound has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember.  When the 2-Movie Collection came, I couldn’t wait to share it with my favorite movie buddy because I was her age when I first saw it myself.

Once my Zoe and I began watching the original in the late afternoon, we didn’t move until hours later when both movies and a great deal of the bonus material had been played.  Both feature a wonderful story of friendship, amazing animation and voice talent.

As with all of my classic Disney favorites, the best part is sharing a piece of my childhood with my little princess.

More About the Movies 

In celebration of The Fox And The Hound’s 30th anniversary, Disney proudly presents a special 2-Movie Colleciont of The Fox And The Hound and The Fox And The Hound II – in dazzling Blu-ray High Definition for the first time ever!

Experience these timeless tales of true friendship, set against a backdrop of comedy and music in perfect harmony.  And now, both inspiring classics sparkle on Blu-ray with spectacular sound and unsurpassed picture quality.  Plus, this 3-Disc Combo Pack includes a DVD of each film!

Featureing loveable characters, brilliant animation, stellar voice talent and unforgettable songs, The Fox And The Hound 2-Movie Collection included two fun, heartwarming stories of loyalty and trust that your family will treasure for all time.

DISC 1 – Blu-ray Feature Film + Bonus

Features Disney Enhanced High Definition Picture and Sound

  • The Fox And The Hound 30th Anniversary Eddition – New Digital Restoration!
  • The Fox And The Hound II
  • “Unlikely Friend” – A fun, fascinating collection of stories about surprising friendships within the wild animal kingdom.

DISC 2 – DVD Feature Film + Bonus

The Fox And The Hound 30th Anniversary Eddition

  • Passing The Baton:  The Making of The Fox And The Hound Featurette
  • “The Best Of Friends” Sing-Along Song

DISC 3 – DVD Feature Film + Bonus

The Fox And The Hound II

  • The Making Of The Music – Behind-The-Scenes Featurette
  • “You Know I Will” Music Video Performed By Lucas Grabeel
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