The Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 61st animated feature, Strange World, will be coming home in time for the Christmas holiday — but just barely.
The animated family adventure, a theatrical flop that earned just over $30 million in North American theaters, will start streaming on Disney+ Dec. 23. It also becomes available for purchase or rent on all major digital platforms on that date.
Disc fans and collectors will have to wait until Feb. 14 to buy the movie on DVD, Blu-ray Disc or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Strange World follows a family of explorers, the Clades, as they attempt to navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob called Splat; Legend, the family dog; and a slew of ravenous creatures. The voice cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal as Searcher Clade, a family man who finds himself out of his element on an unpredictable mission; Dennis Quaid as Searcher’s larger-than-life explorer father, Jaeger; comedian, actor, writer, filmmaker and musician Jaboukie Young-White as Searcher’s 16-year-old son, Ethan; Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade, an accomplished pilot and Searcher’s partner in all things; and Lucy Liu as Callisto Mal, Avalonia’s fearless leader who spearheads the exploration into the strange world. Helmed by director Don Hall, the film is still playing in theaters.
Bonus features on the home releases include various documentaries, outtakes and four deleted scenes. Doc highlights include:
- “Anatomy of a Scene: Creating A Strange World” — Learn about Walt Disney Animation Studios’ creative process through a single, visually stunning scene.
- “Strange Science” — Jaboukie Young-White (voice of Ethan Clade) hosts an exploration of how Walt Disney Animation Studios artists were inspired by real science to create Strange World.
- “Creature Feature” — Journey into the world beneath Avalonia and meet some of the creatures that inhabit this Strange World.
- “The Hidden Secrets of Strange World” — Uncover the references and characters from other Walt Disney Animation Studios films hidden throughout the film, along with some fun facts and behind–the–scenes stories of how Strange World was made.