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BURBANK, Calif., March 10, 2006 – The Big Top is up and the circus is ready as Walt Disney Home Entertainment presents Walt Disney’s timeless classic Dumbo in a new Big Top Edition. One of Walt’s most inspirational and heartwarming animated films of all time, this DVD features a new digital transfer to provide the most pristine visual experience for a new generation of fans, and 5.1 Dolby® Digital Surround Sound.
With its heartwarming story, wonderful characters such as Dumbo and Timothy Mouse, and positive messages about friendship, acceptance, courage and believing in yourself, Dumbo Big Top Edition is the perfect film for every household. Available on DVD June 6, 2006 for $29.99 (S.R.P.).
• DisneyPedia: “My First Circus” (New)
Children are encouraged to learn about different animals seen at the circus, in a fun matching/memory game.
• “Baby Mine” Music Video (New)
Performed by Jim Brickman and Kassie DePaiva
• DVD Storybook “Dumbo’s Big Discovery”
A full-color booklet for young children with an original ‘Dumbo’ story.
• Sing Along Songs
• “Celebrating Dumbo” Featurette
A retrospective on the making of ‘Dumbo’ with commentary by Roy E. Disney and Don Hahn (executive producer of Disney’s ‘The Lion King.’)
• Walt’s Original TV Introduction For The Film
• Dumbo Art Gallery
Rare concept art from the film
• Bonus Animated Shorts
“Elmer Elephant” and “The Flying Mouse”
Dumbo is the inspirational tale of love and adventure about an adorable baby elephant who overcomes all odds. Mrs. Jumbo, an elephant in a touring circus, is visited by the stork one day and is blessed with a baby elephant, whose huge ears cause the other elephants to mockingly nickname him “Dumbo.” When Dumbo is separated from his mother, he finds a loyal friend in little Timothy Mouse, who tries to steer Dumbo in the right direction. Although the circus views him as an outcast, Dumbo and Timothy discover Dumbo’s hidden talent: his huge ears enable him to fly! Dumbo and Timothy team up to overcome all obstacles as they soar to fame and fortune around the world.
Dumbo is an Academy Award® winner for Best Musical Score (1941), and the film’s lovely songs include “Baby Mine,” “Casey Junior” and “When I See An Elephant Fly.” Dumbo features classic Disney animation from the “golden age” of the Disney Studio. Made shortly after “Fantasia,” Dumbo’s team of filmmakers includes members from Walt’s famous “nine old men” of directing animators. The lush, beautiful animation gives life to such famous scenes as the “Pink Elephant” sequence, a brilliant scene that features the wonderful song “Pink Elephants On Parade.”
STREET DATE: June 6, 2006
Direct prebook: April 11, 2006
Distributor prebook: April 25, 2006
Suggested retail price: $29.99 (DVD)
Rated: Rated “G.” Bonus materials not rated or subtitled.
Bonus materials subject to change.
Feature run time: Approximately 64 minutes
DVD aspect ratio: 1.33:1 formatted 4x3
DVD Sound: Dolby® Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Languages: English, Spanish, French audio. Close captioned for the hearing impaired.
This DVD is enhanced with Disney’s FastPlay, an easy start-up feature that plays the movie and a selection of bonus features automatically, without using your remote control.
Walt Disney Home Entertainment is distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., a recognized leader in the home entertainment industry. Buena Vista home Entertainment is the marketing, sales and distribution company for Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax and Buena Vista videocassette and DVD product. Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Inc., is a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company.
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Announcements for Other Disney and Buena Vista DVDs Coming Spring 2006:
Little Einsteins: Team Up for Adventure (April 25)
Dinosaurs: The Complete First and Second Seasons (May 2)
Walt Disney's It's a Small World of Fun: Volumes 1 and 2 (May 16)
High School Musical (May 23)
Glory Road (June 6)
Home Improvement: The Complete Fourth Season (June 6)
Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure (June 20)
Posted March 16, 2006 / Updated June 5, 2006.