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Dumbo 70th Anniversary Blu-ray Review

Anytime Disney brings one of their beloved animated classics to Blu-ray, it is cause for much celebration. Dumbo, Walt Disney's fourth animated feature, not to mention the one that saved the studio as a whole from going under, had been hinted at and teased several times over the years, but thankfully, it has finally found its way to the High Definition format, just in time to celebrate its 70th anniversary.

Dumbo tells the story of a young elephant with hysterically oversized ears that finds himself tragically taken from his mother and ridiculed by those around him. Thanks to the most unlikely of friends, Timothy Q. Mouse (a small mouse), Dumbo is able to realize that he's not a freak at all, but actually quite special.

All in all, Dumbo is a rather simplistic tale and is told in a rather short amount of time (total runtime being 64 minutes). Neither of these are detractions though,
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Blu-Ray Review: Amazing Release For Disney’s Timeless ‘Dumbo’

Chicago – The recently-released Blu-ray edition of “Dumbo” not only contains one of the best digital restorations in the history of animation but it includes never-before-seen storyboards and “deleted scenes” from one of Disney’s most timeless and beloved classics. Most of all, this critic was struck by how well “Dumbo” has held up in its 70th anniversary edition. The film remains one of the most enjoyable and delightful pieces of animation ever produced. It is a must-own for not just all Disney fans but all Blu-ray owners, period.

DVD Rating: 5.0/5.0

Disney has produced incredible Blu-ray editions of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves,” “Pinocchio,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and more. They’re slowly working their way through their vaults (although a little more quickly with passing time as both this title and “The Lion King” will debut on the format in less than a month’s time). They have truly led the
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Dumbo 70th Anniversary Blu-Ray Review

Always one of my favorites from Disney, Dumbo has been released as a special 70th Anniversary issue Blu-Ray and DVD. One of the truly magical efforts in the Disney collection, the courageous little elephant has stolen the hearts of viewers since it was first released.

The story itself hardly needs any introduction at this point (though even fans may be surprised when forced to recall that the feature is only 64 minutes long), but the amazing restoration and reissue deserves its own fanfare.

Going back to the original nitrate negative, the film has been restored to its original splendor, and the Blu-Ray looks far better than one could hope, especially considering the original process, and how long ago this was. It's a wonder to behold, and filled to bursting with an amazing palette that really shows off how it was meant to look.

Much like the recent release of Bambi, the
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Contest: Win Dumbo on Blu-ray

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Contest: Win Dumbo on Blu-ray
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the animated classic Dumbo with brand new Blu-ray and DVD editions hitting the shelves today, September 20. We have a new contest running and we're giving away copies of this Blu-ray edition to our readers. You know these prizes will go fast, so enter this contest today.

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In celebration of this landmark film's 70th anniversary, experience the daring adventures of the world's only flying elephant with a dazzling all-new digital restoration and brilliant Disney Enhanced High Definition Theatre Mix Sound. The inspirational tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant
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Dumbo Blu-ray Release Date and Details

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
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Disney Opens the Vault for ‘Dumbo’ 70th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray

With Disney Animated classic Dumbo coming up on its 70th anniversary, the House that Mickey built has been hard at work remastering the film for a hi-def video and audio release. On September 20, 2011, you can get your hands on Dumbo: 70th Anniversary Edition, a 2 Disc package Blu-ray and DVD Combo pack, that contains the typical Disney heaping helping of special features.

Bonus Features:


· 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

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'Dumbo' Remastered for its 70th Anniversary

Ten years ago Dumbo got a 60th Anniversary DVD release, and now, wouldn't you know, it's time for its 70th Anniversary. What's different 10 years later? Blu-ray. As you might expect, Disney is putting out a special 70th Anniversary Edition, remastered in high-def, for special Blu-ray, DVD, and combo pack editions. Personally, Dumbo and Robin Hood are those two unsung champions in the Disney vault that no one seems to give proper tribute to. It's nice to see Dumbo finally making his HD debut on September 20th. To fill you in on the details, we've got a special release trailer, the special features details, and the packaging art - just hit the jump to check them out.

If by some chance you're not familiar with the tale of Dumbo, here's the official synopsis:

The inspirational tale of Dumbo, the courageous baby elephant who uses his sensational ears to soar to fame
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Dumbo Blu-ray Trailer!

Dumbo Blu-ray Trailer!
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just announced the 1941 classic Dumbo will be re-released in an all new 70th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and DVD on September 20. The studio has also released a new trailer for this Bd release, which you can watch below. You can also read the full press release with details on pricing, special features, and the restoration process of this animated classic below the trailer.

Click to watch Dumbo Trailer!

Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment invites audiences to let their spirits soar with the release of the beloved animated classic Dumbo, for the first time ever in high definition as a 70th Anniversary Edition, coming on September 20, 2011. The Academy Award-winning (1942, Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture) favorite will take flight for the first time with a premium restoration in stunning Blu-ray highdefinition featuring pristine 7.1 Digital Theater System High-Def Surround Sound, allowing fans to see more,
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New Release: Disney’s Dumbo on DVD and Blu-ray

The release of Fantasia/Fantasia 2000 was right about Dumbo coming to Blu-ray this year. Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has scheduled the Dumbo 70th Anniversary Edition for release on Sept. 20 on DVD and high-definition Blu-ray.

The Oscar-winning (best music score) animated movie is perhaps one of Disney’s sweetest films, telling the story of a baby elephant in a circus who’s ridiculed because of his incredibly large ears. He’s sent to be a part of the clown acts, but with his only friend, Timothy Q. Mouse, Dumbo proves he’s quite amazing.

Unlike today’s animated films, Dumbo didn’t have a hugely famous voice cast, but the movie is filled with Disney’s usual memorable characters, including those wonderful crows singing “When I See an Elephant Fly.” (Scroll down for a great clip.) Released in 1941, Dumbo was the studio’s fourth animated movie.

For this new disc release,
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