Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie reunite for The Canterville Ghost on DVD in February

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Hugh Laurie (House M.D.) and Stephen Fry (V For Vendetta) were a double act in the ’80s and even had their own hit TV show A Bit of Fry & Laurie on the BBC. They would go on to formidable success on their own in the 21st Century. The two have reunited in an animated version of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost. The movie comes out on DVD in February. Here’s the press release from Shout! Studios:

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Starring Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Freddie Highmore, Emily Carey, and Imelda Staunton

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FEBRUARY 13, 2024

Available on Home Entertainment Shelves and Digital

The Canterville Ghost will have children and adults delighted from the first frame.

Julian Roman, MovieWeb

A classic tale turned into a fun not-so spooky animated story for the whole family.

Francine Brokaw, FAMILY CHOICE

Families are invited to join Virginia Otis and the Otis family on a thrilling adventure at a late 1880s English countryside estate in the animated feature THE CANTERVILLE GHOST. On February 13, 2024, Shout! Studios and Shout! Kids will release THE CANTERVILLE GHOST on DVD. The movie is available now on Digital for purchase or rent across all major entertainment platforms. Poised to entertain kids, families, and animation enthusiasts, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST is a colorful animated movie adventure filled with humor and whimsical characters. The film boasts vibrant storytelling, a strong young female lead character, and important messages about curiosity, courage, friendship, love, and forgiveness. Directed by Kim Burdon (Stressed Eric) and co-directed by Robert Chandler (The Amazing Maurice), THE CANTERVILLE GHOST is the modern reimagining of Oscar Wilde’s popular literary classic and boasts a winning voice cast of Stephen Fry (The Hobbit films), Hugh Laurie (House), Freddie Highmore (The Good Doctor), Emily Carey (Wonder Woman), David Harewood (The Flash), Meera Syal (Dr. Strange), Miranda Hart (Spy) with Toby Jones (Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny) and Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter films).

Available for the first time on North American home entertainment shelves, THE CANTERVILLE GHOST DVD is available for pre-order now at and will be available in stores at Walmart, other fine retailers, and digital entertainment platforms. 

Join us on an Oscar Wilde adventure…THE CANTERVILLE GHOST tells the story of a modern American family that moves to their recently purchased country home, Canterville Chase in England, only to find it is haunted by a ghost. Effectively, Sir Simon de Canterville (Stephen Fry) has been haunting the grounds of Canterville Chase successfully for over 300 years, but he meets his match, Virginia Otis (Emily Carey) when he tries to scare out the new arrivals.

Watch the Official Trailer for THE CANTERVILLE GHOST


Movie Runtime: 94 minutes | Rated PG

DVD arrives in stores at Walmart and other fine retailers on February 13, 2024

Available Digitally for Purchase or Rent in the U.S. and Canada starting December 5, 2023

AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft, DirecTV, DISH, and other digital platforms. 

Distributor: Shout! Studios

Directed by: Kim Burdon. Co-Directed by: Robert Chandler

Written by: Keiron Self & Giles New (Screenplay), Oscar Wilde (original story)

Produced by: Robert Chandler, Gina Carter

Starring: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Freddie Highmore, Emily Carey, David Harewood, Meera Syal, Miranda Hart, with Toby Jones and Imelda Staunton

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