August 16, 2021
Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution will make Jungle Cruise available for early digital ownership Aug. 31, followed by a Blu-ray Disc, DVD and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release Nov. 16.
Based on the classic Disneyland ride, the film stars Dwayne Johnson as Frank, the skipper of an Amazon River tour boat, who is recruited by explorer Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt) who seeks an ancient tree with mythical healing abilities.
The cast also includes Edgar Ramírez, Jack Whitehall, Jesse Plemons, Paul Giamatti and Veronica Falcón.
Extras include 11 deleted scenes, outtakes, an optional “Jungle Cruise Expedition Mode” that displays information about the movie such as Easter eggs and pop-up trivia during the movie, and four behind-the-scenes featurettes:
- “It’s A Jungle Out There: Making Jungle Cruise” — Director Jaume Collet-Serra, the cast and other filmmakers working on the movie discuss creating the world that honors one of Disneyland’s most beloved rides.
- “Dwayne and Emily: Undoubtedly Funny” — on set with the two stars.
- “Creating the Amazon” — A look at re-creating the jungle with elaborate sets.
- “Once a Skip, Always a Skip” — Several “Skippers” from the Disneyland ride reminisce about the rewards, challenges and surprises they’ve experienced while helming the attraction.
The film earned $82.1 million during a domestic box office run while it was simultaneously available as a $29.99 “Premier Access” add-on to streaming service Disney+.