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Director: Kenny Ortega, Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards

Cast: Kenny Ortega, Christian Bale, David Moscow, Luke Edwards


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Kenny Ortega's musical Newsies comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is


Kenny Ortega's musical Newsies comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Ortega, a pair of featurettes, a short documentary about the real-life incident on which the film is based, storyboards, and a karaoke section. Whatever one thinks of this infamous turkey, Disney/Buena Vista has done a spectacular job with this disc.

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All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
Touted by its makers as an attempt to bring live-action musical motion-pictures into the '90s, Newsies fails not because it lacks what the great musicals of the past had, but because it inserts nothing new into the genre, simply rehashing the archetypes and clichés that beat movie musicals to death in the first place. But just because it didn't incite '90s remakes of Bye Bye Birdie and Singin' in the Rain doesn't mean Newsies is completely worthless. For fans who enjoy even the more mediocre song-and-dance flicks of the '40s, '50s, and '60s, it's got just about everything. The songs are catchy and enjoyable, the story is simple and secondary to the music, and the cast isn't bad. Even Ann-Margret is in it, so at the very least audiences may want to squint and imagine they're watching a second-rate musical from the early '60s.

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Walt Disney Video
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[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital]
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Special Features

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; Singalong feature; Dolby Digital Surround Sound; Widescreen [2.35:1] enhanced for 16x9 televisions; Spanish-language track; French and Spanish subtitles

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christian Bale Jack Kelly
David Moscow David Jacobs
Luke Edwards Les Jacobs
Ann-Margret Medda Larkson
Max Casella Racetrack
Marty Belafsky Crutchy
Ele Keats Sarah Jacobs
Robert Duvall Joseph Pulitzer
Arvie Lowe Boots
Aaron Lohr Mush
Bill Pullman Bryan Denton
David James Alexander Gov. Teddy Roosevelt
Michael Lerner Weasel
Kevin Tighe Snyder
Charles Cioffi Seitz
Ogie Banks Newsies Dancer
Christopher Bonomo Newsies Dancer
Damon Butler Newsies Dancer
Daxon Calloway Newsies Dancer
Dee Caspary Snitch
Scott Caudill Newsies Dancer
Joseph Conrad Jake
D.J. Dellos Newsies Dancer
Bret Dieball Newsies Dancer
Chris Dupre Newsies Dancer
Dak Eubanks Newsies Dancer
David Evans Newsies Dancer
Tony Gonzales Newsies Dancer
Rob Grayson Newsies Dancer
Michael Irvin Newsies Dancer
Robert Jaquez Newsies Dancer
Gregg Kent-Smith Toby the Candy Butcher
Kevin Kruger Newsies Dancer
Terry Lindholm Newsies Dancer
Alan Luzietti Newsies Dancer
Dominic Maldonado Itey
Kevin McCasland Newsies Dancer
Dean McFliker Newsies Dancer
Kevin Michaels Ten Pin
James Earl Miller Newsies Dancer
Patrick Lars Olsen Newsies Dancer
Travis Payne Newsies Dancer
Eric Pesqueira Newsies Dancer
Craig Raclawski Newsies Dancer
Michael Rohrbacher Newsies Dancer
Greg E. Russell Newsies Dancer
Melody Santangelo Nun
Jeff Thysell Newsies Dancer
Wes Veldink Newsies Dancer
Michael Warwick Newsies Dancer
Joshua Wiener Newsies Dancer
Jason Yribar Newsies Dancer
Larry Jones Newsies Dancer
Gabriel Damon Spot Conlon
Frank Girardeau Chief of Police Devery
Shon Greenblatt Oscar Delancey
Jo Ann Harris Patrick's Mother
I.M. Hobson Gammon
Todd Jenkins Newsies Dancer
Terry Kohl Bailiff
David Larson Newsies Dancer
Marc Lawrence Kloppman
Mark Lowenthal Jonathan
Dominic Lucero Bumlets
Ryan MacDonald Mayor Van Wyck
Frank Novak Polieman
Jim Raposa Newsies Dancer
David Sheinkopf Morris Delancey
Sylvia Short Nun
David Sidoni Pie Eater
Kevin Stea Swifty
Lois Young Nun
William Boyett Judge Movealong Monahan
Mark David Specs
Jeffrey DeMunn Mayer Jacobs
Ivan Dudynsky Dutchy
Shay Duffin Captain McSwain
Robert Feeney Snoddy
Matthew Fields Snipeshooter
Tom Finnegan Bunsen
Brian Friedman Newsies Dancer
Jesus Fuentes Newsies Dancer
Deborra-Lee Furness Esther Jacobs
Michael A. Goorjian Skittery
Trey Parker Kid Blink

Technical Credits
Kenny Ortega Director,Choreography
Syd Dutton Special Effects
David Fallon Screenwriter
Jack Feldman Songwriter
Michael Finnell Producer
Peggy Holmes Choreography
David Kelson Sound Mixer
Andrew Laszlo Cinematographer
Elisabeth Leustig Casting
Alan Menken Score Composer
Nancy Patton Art Director
William R. Perry Stunts
J.A.C. Redford Score Composer
William H. Reynolds Editor
Brad Ricker Set Decoration/Design
Tom Rickman Screenwriter
May Routh Costumes/Costume Designer
William Sandell Production Designer
Ira Shuman Associate Producer
Carl Stensel Set Decoration/Design
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Danny Troob Score Composer
Bob Tzudiker Screenwriter
Noni White Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Chapter Selection
1. Opening Titles/"Prologue" [1:35]
2. "Carrying the Banner" [8:00]
3. Headlines [5:56]
4. Improving the Truth [4:01]
5. "My Lovey Dovey Baby" [6:22]
6. "Santa Fe" [5:10]
7. Strike!/"The World Will Know" [8:45]
8. Ambassadors [6:14]
9. "Seize the Day" [2:51]
10. The Refuge [2:29]
11. "Seize the Day (Chorale)" [3:34]
12. "King of New York" [4:24]
13. Sarah [6:32]
14. "High Times, Hard Times" [2:51]
15. Conspiracy [8:56]
16. The Power of the Press [5:03]
17. "Santa Fe (Reprise)" [4:51]
18. Loyalty [6:24]
19. "Once and for All" [2:23]
20. "The World Will Know (Reprise)" [:05]
21. It's Over! [2:23]
22. "Carrying the Banner (Finale)"/End Credits [5:08]

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Newsies 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 123 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oh my gosh! This movie is so great! The songs are so amazing, with catchy toons and hot guys singing them...its great!!!!!!!!! Jack Kelly is so amazing! He's a great actor!! That is THE greatest movie I have ever seen! Definitely go see it! Its hillarious, and moving at places! SO great!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
"Newsies" was a very nice little movie that just didn't get enough of it's respect that it desurved. I got 2 copies of the DVD for my 17th birthday so that when my parents get older , they can enjoy the idea of a bunch of New York newspaper boys working for Pulitzer and Heirst in the year of 1983/ Buy this movie!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a must have!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've loved this movie ever since I was kid. I'm now in my twenties with a child of my own. And wouldn't you know this is my son's favorite movie. He knows all the songs, tries to imitate the moves, and ask at least once a day if he can watch it. What makes it so amazing is that he was barely a year old when this film captured his heart and imagination. It's not mindless dreck like many kid's movies these days and makes you want to get up and move instead of sit there and zone out. And instead of wanting to bang my head against concrete as he watches it again and again, I enjoy it too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really enjoyed this movie. the songs and dances are very entertaining, and the enthusiasm of the young cast really carries a sometimes weak script. surprisingly, the people who seem to fail the most are ann-margret and robert duvall, two of the major adult characters. ann-margret's character comes across as unnecessary to the entire story, and robert duvall's portrayal of the neurotic and slightly insane mr. pulitzer is interesting, but bizarre. while the movie drags a bit towards the end, it's worth watching the first half.
FollowGreeks1 More than 1 year ago
Newsies was a classic tale about the struggles in 1800's newsboy sales. The musical was an amazing representation of what was happening, even better, through a musical. This musical has amazing winning numbers, and a fabulous cast including the wonderful Christian Bale, Anne Margaret, Robert Duvall and more! This a great family film and this 90's Disney movie is a great movie for all!! 2 Thumbs Up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And the world will know that the broadway show is better.. Newies, the classic is about a newie (who are kids who sold papers in 1900's) named Jack Kelly. Jack meets Davey and Davey's little brother, Les. But when disaster strikes, the money goes up of the newspaper (the newies had to buy their newspapers). It's up to Jack and the newies to get things back to normal. I said the broadway show is better because broadway show has better dancing and singing. But, if you can't see the broadway show, just buy and listen to the broadwaysoundtrack. Also, in the movie the love interest is Davey and Les's older sister. But in the broadway show, it's the reporter ( which in the movie is a boy).
bamoviegirl More than 1 year ago
Newsises is the best Musical, Comedy, and Drama ever made I love Newsies. It is one of the best musicals ever made. What I love about Newsies is that the movie is a Disney movie and its a musical. Love Christian Bale when he was young in Newsies and Little Women and also Ann Margaret did a really good job and so did David the boy from Big before tom hanks appearance. Robert Duvall did a good job and Bill Pullman did a great job and I love all of the songs in Newsies and Newsies is a family movie and it is a Disney movie watch Newsies you'll won't regret it 
redwhiteandblue More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best movies ever made. They call it a box office failure, probably because it wasn't based on filthy sex and stupid crude language but once you see it you will agree that it is one of the finest movies ever made.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
No matter how many times i watch this movie it always feels like the first time. I reccomend it to anyone and everyone! enjoy!
Annette-M More than 1 year ago
First of all, Newsies is one of my favorite movies. It has everything in it. It's funny,exiting,emotional,inspirational. I would really recommend this movie to people that enjoy musicals. And even if you don't,this movie still has it's meaning which is another good thing about it. And i think the whole family will enjoy it(:
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Newsies is a totally great movie and I absolutly love it! I have seen it about a million times. Christian Bale and David Moscow are totally hot and the music in it is great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw newsies at a freinds house and i have been a big fan ever sence. I love this movie. It's kinda stupid in some parts but the good parts make the stupid parts worth watching. And the actors are so cute!!! (kid blink,mush,and spot are sooooo hot) I think everyone should see this movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
THis movie is the best movie that i've ever seen!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest films ever made by a human. The music makes you want to sing along [actually I have]. The dance numbers are amazing. And untill this movie I didnt even know about the strike of 1899. I am probably one of the younger reviewers but this movie is amazing! Also there are a lot of hot guys singing and dancing their hearts out so that is a bonus. Also Robert Duvall did an awesome job as Mr. Pulitzer. My favorite movie by far.
Guest More than 1 year ago
BY far the best movie of all time!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have loved this movie since I was a young. It only gets better as time goes on!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was in love with this movie the first time I saw it. (even though I didn't understand it.)My big brothers xgirlfriend intraduced it to me. I don't know whay my big brother didn't. Now I haven't stopped watching it it is all over my room. and I'm only 10.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the best i thought the music is the best i think that this is one of the best movie i have ever seen the bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssttttttttttttttttttttttt
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Newsies was the first movie I fell in love with as a kid. It was the first VHS I owned. Now I have it on DVD as well and I'm so pleased with it. I love the special features. It's so fun to see the behind the scenes with their dated 90's outfits! The movie itself is just the best! The music and dancing are great. The story line is just unforgettable. I never get tired of watching it and feel inspired every time! It is also good, clean fun; which is hard to come by anymore. If you like musicals, you will absolutely love this one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Newsies is a kick major but movie! everyone should see it! all of my friends that I have actually forced to sit down and see the movie love it to death! Skittery(Michael Goorjian) is the best!everybody should own a copy of this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can not believe that this movie was a bomb! We watched it for years when my boys were young and we all loved it! They knew almost every word of every song and they are actually sports fanatics. It has been our favorite family movie and I'm ordering it on DVD so we can enjoy it together again this year as a family. It is a great movie for old and young alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of this movie since it first came out in 1992!! This movie is so great. The music gets you pumped and the story is inspiring. And how hot is Christian Bale in this movie? He is the hottest man ever!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was absolutely one of the best muscials I've ever seen, and I'm a musical fanatic! The guys dance REALLY well and sing REALLY well!!! Even if you don't like musicals, the plot is really interesting, and the guys are all smokin' hottt!!!! But it's a super great movie, and everyone (especially people who love musicals) should see it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Newsies is the best musical I have ever seen!! The actors all did a fabuous job, especially Christian Bale. It is a great movie with terrific songs and a strong plot! A must see!!