After having appeared on Blu-ray in a number of countries around the world, Dumbo (1941) has finally received an official release date for the U.S. market: September 20th. Blu-ray.com has already reviewed the Mexican Blu-ray release of Dumbo (see review here: Dumbo), which contains a number of supplemental features that should appear on the U.S. release as well. Region coding status for this release is unknown at the moment.
Special features 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
To quote the title of this news post, yes, Dumbo IS dated. On top of that, I always found it was one of the weaker Disney movies. I'd like to see 101 Dalmatians (the cartoon of course) get a BD release instead...
Finally. I probably would've imported the UK version a long time ago, but I heard it no longer came with the slipcover. Now I can just wait for the inevitable Disney $8-10 coupon and get it cheaper here.
Finding Nemo doesn't have an upcoming Disney Parks promotion.
("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."
And okay, so it was left over from when the disk was going to come out right after the original park announcement, but at least the new Dumbo section will still be there.)
The UK version has dumped Roy Disney's commentary in favour of a 3-way discussion between a Pixar, and a Disney animator, and a Disney historian. I am not able to compare this with the Roy Disney commentary.
NICE!!! The box-art makes it look like the Pinocchio 70th box, meaning...fatter, with more discs. I can hope. One of my all-time favorite Disney movies. Wish it was coming sooner. Hopefully they're using this time to beef up that 2nd bonus disc that looks like it will be included as mentioned with regards to the box-art fatness!
@Into-the-Blue: You mean the John Canemaker track? Dropped. All these are the features on the Mexican Edition minus the art gallery. As nostalgic as the aforementioned commentary is, the new one is good. Just brace yourself for a praise-fest.
Boob-Ray: It's probably just one disc. These images always look bigger than they actually are.
Gang - there is no "Roy Disney commentary" on the Dumbo 60th Anniversary DVD. The DVD disc contains a commentary track by NYU Animation Historian John Canemaker (and it is astounding, and almost humourous, to hear him try to pack everything he knows about the film into the brief running time). I haven't spun the disc in a while - maybe Roy gives an introduction to John - but there is no "Roy Disney commentary" for Dumbo on the old disc.
Finally, I doubt I'll get the US version (I bought the Mexican release months ago), but if there's a coupon I just may. I was hoping they would add a Disney SecondScreen App for Dumbo, I would have LOVED that and it would have forced me to buy this again, but it doesn't look like that'll be included on this release. Oh well, at least it's finally here!