UglyDolls appears in an aspect ratio of 1.85:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. As expected, the movie delivered excellent visuals.
At all times, the film showed terrific delineation. No instances of softness arose, so the image remained tight and well-defined.
I witnessed no jagged edges or shimmering, and edge haloes were absent. Of course, no print flaws popped up.
Colors excelled. Given all the dolls and fantasy situations, the film boasted a broad, lively palette, and the hues came across with great vivacity.
Blacks appeared dark and deep, and shadows seemed smooth and concise. Everything about the image satisfied.
I also felt pleased with the film’s DTS-HD MA 7.1 soundtrack. Much of the audio stayed with general sense of the various situations, but more than a few action scenes resulted.
The livelier sequences displayed nice range and involvement, and the rest of the material also managed to place us in the locations well. The track used the different channels to convey a lot of subtle but engaging information, and some directional dialogue appeared as well.
Audio quality satisfied. Speech remained natural and distinctive, while music appeared peppy and clear.
Effects showed nice dynamics, with crisp highs and warm lows. I thought the soundtrack added zest to the proceedings, though I should note that the mix came mastered at a slightly low level. With a minor bump in volume, it worked well.
In addition to the theatrical edition, UglyDolls can be viewed via a Sing-Along Version. Like most of its kind, this simply adds “bouncing ball” lyrics to the songs during the film. It’s nothing more than that.
Some featurettes follow, and the five-part Making UglyDolls goes for four minutes, 59 seconds. It includes comments from actors Blake Shelton, Nick Jonas, Charli XCX, Lizzo, Emma Roberts, Kelly Clarkson, Janelle Monae and Pitbull.
These clips look at cast, characters, and music. They’re wholly promotional and come with little informational value.
Another five-part collection, Fun with the Cast runs four minutes, 43 seconds and features Clarkson, Pitbull, Monae, and Jonas. They go through a mix of fluffy activities in these ads. They’re painless but absent of substance.
A Sing-Along Tease brings one-minute, 30-second snippet of “Couldn’t Be Better”. It was used to advertise the film and it seems pretty pointless here.
The disc opens with ads for A Dog’s Journey, The Biggest Little Farm, Secret Life of Pets 2, Curious George: Royal Monkey and Abominable. We also find three trailers for UglyDolls.
A second disc provides a DVD copy of UglyDolls. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
Watchable but unspired, UglyDolls fails to become anything more than mediocre. While its cast manages to wring some mirth out of the proceedings, the film drags and doesn’t keep us very occupied across its brief running time. The Blu-ray offers excellent visuals and solid audio but it skimps on supplements. This one lacks depth and can’t deliver the goods.