Free Willy (Bilingual) (Blu-ray) (1993)

  • Web Code: M2217315
  • Other formats: DVD | DVD
  • Release Date: 08-04-2015
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Overview

Jesse, a homeless orphan who spends his days evading the police, finally gets caught spray painting a whale tank at a local park. Because he distrusts adults intensely, Jesse's not too happy when authorities place him in a foster home and sentence him to clean up the tank he vandalized. Unexpectedly, Willy, the whale who inhabits the tank, takes a liking to Jesse, and the animal and child develop a bond -- a bond that also helps Jesse open up to the adults in his life, including his new parents and the whale's caretakers. But then Jesse learns that Dial, who owns the park, only wants to keep Willy if he can be trained to perform for an audience. Can the boy find a way to save his beloved whale before Dial plays some dirty tricks of his own?
Jesse, a homeless orphan who spends his days evading the police, finally gets caught spray painting a whale tank at a local park. Because he distrusts adults intensely, Jesse's not too happy when authorities place him in a foster home and sentence him to clean up the tank he vandalized.
Unexpectedly, Willy, the whale who inhabits the tank, takes a liking to Jesse, and the animal and child develop a bond -- a bond that also helps Jesse open up to the adults in his life, including his new parents and the whale's caretakers.
But then Jesse learns that Dial, who owns the park, only wants to keep Willy if he can be trained to perform for an audience. Can the boy find a way to save his beloved whale before Dial plays some dirty tricks of his own?
Theatrical Release Date 1993
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Dramas
  • Distributor
    Warner Home Video
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Picture
    (unknown)
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Closed Caption
    English
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Shot in Technicolor and Panavision.

    The Whale Effects Supervisor was Walt Conti. Edge Innovations created the animatronic whales.

    Active Environments was in charge of Whale Behavior Supervision. Scott Sharpe was the Supervising Whale Trainer; other whale trainers were Susanna Paloma-Estrada and Armando Rojo.

    Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.

    Ironically, Keiko, the whale who played Willy in the film, actually has some real-life problems similar to those dramatized in "Free Willy." He had grown too large for his tank, and his health was suffering as a consequence. Many of the people involved with the film (and many who just saw it) tried to find a new home for him, but Keiko's owners refused to let him go: he is a big tourist attraction at their park.
  • Release Date
    08/04/15
  • Theatrical Release
    1993
  • Rating
    Unrated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N
  • Warranty Parts
    30 Day(s)

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Editorial Reviews

New York Times 07-16-1993 "...Sweet-natured....Nicely acted by [Richter] and by his older associates..."
Variety 07-19-1993 "...An exhilarating drama....An astute, intelligent family picture, the film is a potent reminder that you can have your heart in the right place and still produce a gripping, satisfying entertainment..."

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