Newsies (Blu-ray) PG

A Thousand Voices. A Single Dream.
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  • 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
  • Audio:
    • DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 38


User Ratings: 50,519
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
Creative Loafing
Jun 19, 2012
Rating: 2/4 -- Newsies is a live-action musical, but it's only barely alive. Call it Snoozies. Full Review
Baltimore Sun
May 20, 2013
There`s a boyish exuberance about Newsies that is hard to resist. Full Review
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 20, 2013
...A novelty...
USA Today
Apr 8, 1992
...It's a big, bright, rousing period musical...
Los Angeles Times
Apr 10, 1992
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
Movie Metropolis
Jun 24, 2012
Rating: 1/4 -- ...manages some acrobatic dance numbers, but they seem oddly confined by the camera's frame. Full Review
Jan 24, 2016

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.


Production Notes:

  • 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.

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 8,435
  • UPC: 786936823097
  • Shipping Weight: 0.16/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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