‘STONE AND THOMPSON ARE MAGICAL TOGETHER’
– Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
Meet Disney’s Most Notorious – and Notoriously Fashionable – Villain
When ‘Cruella’ Arrives Early on Digital June 25
and 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 21
Includes Never-Before-Seen Bonus Footage, Deleted Scenes and Bloopers
LOS ANGELES, CA (June 7, 2021) – Disney’s “Cruella” arrives early on all major digital platforms on June 25 and on 4K Ultra HD™, Blu-ray™ and DVD on Sept. 21. Consumers can enjoy never-before-seen bonus footage and deleted scenes in stunning Ultra HD™ quality and Dolby Atmos.
“Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”). But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.
Disney’s “Cruella” Bonus Features*
Hotel Heist Hallway
Baroness Rejects Design Sketches
The Two Emma’s – Discover how real-life friends Emma Stone and Emma Thompson prepared for their roles as Cruella de Vil and the Baroness von Hellman and transformed into the fashionably cool, but devilishly cruel, characters.
The Sidekick Angle – No Disney villain/hero is complete without their sidekicks! Meet the talented actors who play Horace and Jasper, and learn how their characters deepen the ﬁlm’s story and how the trio’s friendship changes as the smart, feisty Estella becomes Cruella.
Cruella Couture – Take in the spectacular artistry of this couture collection, with an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at some of the most fashionable moments in the movie.
The World of “Cruella” – Experience the city locations and elaborate sets of “Cruella,” each featuring extraordinary production design detail, which bring 1970s London to life and enhance the backstories of these iconic Disney characters in a whole new way.
New Dogs … Old Tricks – Go behind the scenes of the on-set life of an animal actor, and meet the smart, expressive, delightful dogs who play Buddy, Wink and the Dalmatians, along with their devoted trainers. Catch the joy the pups experience in their daily doggie duties.
Cruella 101 – Uncover Easter eggs and clever connections to Walt Disney’s “101 Dalmatians” that are masterfully woven throughout this modern origin story of “Cruella.”
*bonus features vary by product and retailer
Cast: Emma Stone as Estella/Cruella Emma Thompson as The Baroness Joel Fry as Jasper Paul Walter Hauser as Horace Emily Beecham as Catherine/Maid Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Anita Darling Mark Strong as John the Valet
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Produced by: Andrew Gunn
Kristin Burr, p.g.a.
Executive Producers: Emma Stone
Screenplay by: Dana Fox and Tony McNamara
Story by: Aline Brosh McKenna and Kelly Marcel & Steve Zissis
Based Upon the Novel: “The One Hundred and One Dalmatians” by Dodie Smith
Any word on whether the Glenn Close Dalmatians films are coming along with this one?
It is also worth noting that the Premier Access paywall is coming down (meaning Cruella will be included with the cost of a Disney+ subscription) on August 27. So this Blu-ray release is coming after the free to all members Disney+ debut.
Mulan and Raya and the Last Dragon both arrived on disc prior to the Disney+ paywall removal.