Disney’s Dumbo is flying onto Blu-ray September 20 in celebration of the animated classic’s 70th anniversary.
On the September 20 release date you’ll be able to choose from two Dumbo Blu-ray and DVD combo packages; one primarily promoting the Blu-ray and the other promoting the DVD. These configurations have become fairly standard for Disney animated catalog releases. A single-disc DVD edition will also be available the same day.
Dumbo on Blu-ray will be presented in its original 1.33:1 full screen aspect ratio and, new for the first time, 7.1 Digital Theater System Hi-Def Surround Sound. The mix was created from a rare film print in UCLA’s Film and Television Archives collection that offered access to the earliest surviving generation of the original audio track. The video was meticulously restored from the original 70-year old camera negative using a 1941 re-release print for reference. The result is Dumbo looking like Walt Disney originally intended for the first time since its original release.
Bonus features shared by the Blu-ray and DVD versions include:
- 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
Supplements exclusive to Blu-ray include:
- Disney View
- “What Do You See?” Game
- “What Do You Know?” Game
- “Celebrating Dumbo” Featurette
- Animated Short: “The Flying Mouse”
- Animated Short: “Elmer Elephant”
Pre-order Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray for $27.99 at Amazon.com.