This time of year is all about telling loved ones how much they mean to us and counting our blessings. Share this message with your children this weekend with crafts that are designed to help facilitate conversations about who and what we are thankful for in anticipation of Disney's Tuesday December 4th release of THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Platforms.
An easy to assemble Blessings Box made of cut paper and filled with a chocolate is a sweet way to express how much and why you appreciate a special person in your lives, making a great holiday gift kids can make for a coach, teacher or friend. Printable Wish Leaves help kids describe the kind of person they wish to be and can be used as a decorative reminder of their goals. During the holiday season, giving thanks is an important message and Leaf Behinds help kids give the gift of "Thanks" when they want to convey gratitude of good wishes to someone who has made a difference in their lives.
FROM THE MAGICAL WORLD OF DISNEY COMES A FAMILY FILM
WITH HEART, HUMOR AND FUN
Releases In Full Bloom For the Holidays on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD, High Definition Digital & On-Demand, December 4, 2012
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
Deleted Scenes:· Remembering Bubbles
· You’re a Fichus
· A Mess
Director Audio Commentary
December 4, 2012
October 9, 2012
Distributor Prebook: October 23, 2012
Release Formats & Suggested 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
U.S.: PG / Canada: PG (Bonus material not rated)
Blu-ray: 1.85:1 / DVD: 1.85:1
Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS-HD / DVD: 5.1 Dolby Digital
Languages & Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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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”).
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This post is written by Sarah Coulsey. She is a Wife, and Mother of two boys living in New England.