Sep 21, 2011

Dumbo 70th Anniversary Edition Review

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 who uses his sensational ears to soar to fame with the help of his clever best friend Timothy Q. Mouse, will thrill and delight audiences of all ages.  And now, the award-winning music and empowering messages about friendship and belief In yourself reach new heights in this must-have Blu-ray high-definition presentation of Walt Disney’s classic Dumbo!

My thoughts:
I have to say I was shocked when it actually sank in that this was a 70th anniversary release.  For some reason I never realized it was an 'old' movie when I watched it over and over as a child.  But I guess that is the sign of a truly timeless movie.  And this week, 70 years later I shared Dumbo on Blu-ray with my kids.  The older boys had seen it before but Bryan hadn't.  It was great watching him react to the movie.  From the very beginning he was hooked, even getting said for Dumbo's mom as the train pulled away and she still didn't have a baby when all the other animals did.  To giggles when Dumbo and Timothy get drunk and blow bubbles.  It is of course the same classic story that generations have loved.  But I found that the Blu-ray version was noticeably brighter than older versions.  But even with it's bright, clear picture quality, I found the soulless black eyes of the pink elephant on parade creepy.  Of course my boys loved them!  The boys (all three of them) actually sat quietly and intently for the entire movie and couldn't believe it was 'over already' when it was done! 

Special DUMBO Activities: 
Celebrate the 70th Anniversary Edition Release!
Download Printable Activities!
Disclosure: We received a complimentary copy of this movie on Blu-ray for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest personal feedback and I was not compensated for a positive review.


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