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Director: Kenny Ortega

Cast: 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
"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
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
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
BY far the best movie of all time!
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
This Movie is one of the best disney movies i have ever seen. If you haven't seen this movie you Have to. Gabriel Damon is so cute in it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have loved this movie since it first came out. I know EVERY line in it! I have gotten ALL my friends hooked. Anybody would love this movie. The music and the dancing are AWESOME! Since you should buy this you should also buy the soundtrack! Spot is my FAVORITE!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this movie, The first time I saw it I only saw bits and pieces then my friend let me borrow it and I saw the whole thing and I fell in love with it. I totally love the songs and Spot Conlon
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.
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
I first watched the NEWSIES in school. I love the newsies, especially SPOT CONLON!!! NEWSIES is one of my favorite movies.
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when the newsboys of new your city face the challenges of the powerful- does their union fall apart? or will the break the will of the mighty bill and joe?
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love ''Newsies''. My music teacher had us watch it, and i think my whole school is obsessed with it now!!!!!! i thought the singing and dancing is awesome, especially King of New York. This movie is the best!!!!
Gretchen_in_the_Gem_State More than 1 year ago
We borrowed this movie from the library and watched it. The music is FANTASTIC. Both kids and adults will like the story and the dancing is fabulous. I ended up getting the movie as a gift for my daughter and all my kids have watched it over-and-over!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I also watched this film in school for the first time but forgot all about it till a year later in chours when we were doing some of the songs. I got it for my birthday and got one of my friends hooked as well. Deffinettly a must see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I know that most of the reviews here are written by a younger crowd, which I am a part of. I LOVED the movie, but so does my older brother, my mother, my grandmother, my aunt and my uncle. My brother actually hates musicals, but he made an exception for The Newsies. Everyone can enjoy this because it is AWESOME!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Best Musical, LOVEIT, what more do I have to say?