If you've purchased a Disney movie lately you've probably seen trailers for "The Odd Life of Timothy Green." Recently Disney announced December 4 as the release date for the family fantasy:
Burbank, Calif., October 10, 2012—Disney’s “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” one of the year’s most uplifting and enchanting family films, springs up on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, High Definition Digital and On-Demand platforms on December 4, 2012. It’s the perfect, must-own family-film for audiences of all ages to enjoy and snuggle up to this coming holiday season.
From Academy Award-nominated writer/director Peter Hedges ("Dan in Real Life," "What’s Eating Gilbert Grape"), and starring Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner, Joel Edgerton, Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and CJ Adams as Timothy Green, comes this highly imaginative story about a happily married couple who can’t wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. Then one stormy night young Timothy shows up on their doorstep. Soon they and the small town in which they live learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life’s greatest gifts. The story is written by Ahmet Zappa (“American Gangster,” “Changeling”).
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” Blu-ray Combo Pack provides viewers with the chance to delve deeper into this captivating movie experience through never-before-seen bonus features, including the documentary “Family Roots: Bringing ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ to the Screen,” which looks at this unique family story and the creative team that brought it to life; “Glen Hansard: Behind ‘This Gift” - the Academy Award winning songwriter tells how he and Marketa Irglova crafted the moving end-credits song; “This Gift” Music Video by Glen Hansard; Five all-new deleted scenes; and a director audio-commentary.
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” will be available to own and for in-home viewing and will contain the following bonus features:
2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack
Documentary—“Family Roots: Bringing ‘The Odd Life of Timothy Green’ to the Screen” —A look at the telling of this unique family story and the team that made it happen.
“Glen Hansard: Behind ‘This Gift.’” A look at the Oscar winner and the creation of the poignant end-credits song.
“This Gift” Music Video by Glen Hansard
· Remembering Bubbles
· You’re a Fichus
· A Mess
Director Audio Commentary
The 1-Disc DVD contains the Glen Hansard music video and deleted scenes, while HD Digital comes with all features except the commentary track.
SRP: 2-Disc Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
1-Disc DVD = $29.99 U.S./$35.99 Canada
HD Digital & On-Demand = please check with your local provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing
Feature Run Time: Approximately 100 minutes
Ratings: U.S.: PG / Canada: PG (Bonus material not rated)
Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray: 1.85:1 / DVD: 1.85:1
Audio: Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD / DVD: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages & Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
About the Cast and Filmmakers:
“The Odd Life of Timothy Green” stars Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Garner (“Arthur,” “Butter”), Joel Edgerton (“Warrior,” “The Thing”), Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (“Rabbit Hole,” “Synecdoche, New York,” “I Am Sam”) and CJ Adams (“Dan in Real Life”). Rounding out the cast are Rosemarie DeWitt, Ron Livingston, M. Emmet Walsh, Odeya Rush, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Lois Smith, with David Morse and Common.
Writer/director Peter Hedges adapted his first novel “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” into the film starring Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Juliette Lewis. Since then, Hedges has written and directed two of his own films, “Pieces of April,” starring Katie Holmes, and “Dan in Real Life,” starring Steve Carell. His adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel “About a Boy” was nominated for Best Screenplay Academy Award in 2002. The producers are Emmy and Tony Award–winner Scott Sanders (“The Color Purple,” “The Pee-Wee Herman Show”), Ahmet Zappa and Jim Whitaker (“American Gangster,” “Changeling”). Executive producers are John Cameron (“Lars and the Real Girl,” “Fargo”) and Mara Jacobs. Peter Hedges penned the screenplay from a story by Ahmet Zappa.
The production team also includes double Academy Award–winning cinematographer John Toll (“The Adjustment Bureau”), production designer Wynn Thomas (“Get Smart,” “A Beautiful Mind”), costume designer Susie DeSanto (“13 Going On 30,” “White Oleander”) and Academy Award–nominated editor Andrew Mondshein (“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape,” “Chocolat”).