A Thousand Voices. A Single Dream.
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Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG
- Run Time: 2 hours, 1 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: June 19, 2012
- Originally Released: 1992
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Audio Commentary with Filmmakers
- Newsies, Newsies, See All About It
- Newsies: The Inside Story
- The Strike! The True Story
- Storyboard-To-Scene Comparison Sequence With Audio Commentary
- Sing-Along Feature
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.35
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Christian Bale, Ann-Margret & Robert Duvall|
|Performer:||Michael Lerner, Kevin Tighe, Bill Pullman, Charles Cioffi, David Moscow, Luke Edwards, Max Casella, Jo Ann Harris, Ele Keats & Jeffrey DeMunn|
|Directed by||Kenny Ortega|
|Edited by||William Reynolds|
|Screenwriting by||Bob Tzudiker & Noni White|
|Composition by||J.A.C. Redford|
|Produced by||Michael Finnell|
|Director of Photography:||Andrew Laszlo|
Rating: 2/4 -- As a drama, it features potent material. But by presenting this as a musical, all hope is lost, thanks to imminently forgettable tunes and the casting of actors who can't sing. Full Review
Rating: 2/4 -- Newsies is a live-action musical, but it's only barely alive. Call it Snoozies. Full Review
There`s a boyish exuberance about Newsies that is hard to resist. Full Review
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
...It's a big, bright, rousing period musical...
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 6/10 -- Bale and the cast are energetic and fun to watch, and the story itself is fascinating history. But the songs and choreography are a disappointment. Full Review
Rating: 1/4 -- ...manages some acrobatic dance numbers, but they seem oddly confined by the camera's frame. Full Review
The 1899 New York newsboys' strike is the subject of this full-scale musical set against a stylized backdrop depicting turn-of-the-century New York City. In a series of rousing song and dance routines, choreographer/director Kenny Ortega chronicles the "newsies'" struggle with publishing mogul Joseph Pulitzer, their battering at the hands of strikebreakers, and their eventual triumph over the powerful newspaper establishment.
Determined to make their dreams come true, a courageous group of newsboys become unlikely heroes when they team up to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon.
- Shot on location in Los Angeles, California, in Technicolor and Dolby (Spectral Recording). Prints by Technicolor.
- Began shooting April 15, 1991; completed shooting July 31, 1991. Released in New York City April 8, 1992; released in the USA April 10, 1992. Released on video October 14, 1992.
- First feature film directed by choreographer Kenny Ortega.
- The featured music performers are Michael Lang, Steve Schaeffer, Neil Stubenhaus, Michael Fisher and Larry Bunker.
- Soundtrack available on Walt Disney Records.
- Special thanks were given in the credits to Paul Aaron (co-producer of "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey"), Howard Ashman (the lyricist who collaborated with songwriter Alan Menken on "Beauty and the Beast" and "Little Mermaid" before his death from AIDS in 1991), Muppeteer Jim Henson, and famed dancer/choreographer/director Gene Kelly.
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