That’s right! The film that paved the way for animated films and successfully launched the Walt Disney branch of animation will be making a return to Blu-ray on February 2nd, and for the first time: Digital HD on January 19th! Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be the first release in the new Walt Disney Signature Collection series of home video releases.
This new release also includes some brand new bonus content. Including:
- In Walt’s Words: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
- @DisneyAnimation: Designing Disney’s First Princess
- The Fairest Facts of Them All: 7 Facts You May Not Know About Snow White
- Snow White in Seventy Seconds
- Alternate Sequence: The Prince Meets Snow White
This is perfect for many Disney fans who might have missed out on the original release. With the start of a new series of Blu-rays for the classic Disney library, I hope this means old releases I missed out on will be out as well. Such as Pinocchio and Fantasia. I’m very excited for this release and can not wait to pick this up come February!
The latest, and greatest Pixar animated film (which also happens to be my favorite film of the year so far) Inside Out will be debuting on Blu-ray November 3rd! Available in both a 3D and 2D Blu-ray combo pack.
Like any good Disney blu-ray release, this title has come jam-packed with bonus content!
- Riley’s First Date? (In-Home Exclusive Animated Short Film)
- LAVA (Theatrical Short Film)
- Story of the Story
- Paths to Pixar: The Women of Inside Out
- Mixed Emotions
- Mapping the Mind
- Our Dads, the Filmmakers
- Into the Unknown: The Sound of Inside Out
- The Misunderstood Art of Animation Film Editing
- Deleted Scenes
- Commentary with Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen, and producer Jonas Rivera.
- Mind Candy
Pre-order the film today!
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I think it’s no surprise that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of, if not THE most anticipated film of the year. As to be expected, Disney and 20th Century Fox are re-releasing the original and prequel trilogy, otherwise known as The Complete Saga…soon to be the almost complete saga. First on October 13th a repackage of The Complete Saga on Blu-ray with Darth Vader front and center on the box.
And for the all the collector’s out there, if you wait until November 13th you can get all six films in some very slick Limited Edition Steelbooks. Now I know many of you are disappointed that these are just repackages of the first blu-ray release. Believe me, as a fan I am just as disappointed. But, for all we know something good will happen in the future. For some of us, we still have our VHS and/or LaserDiscs of the unaltered version of the trilogy to look back on.
But, for those who are not bothered by Greedo shooting first or Vader screaming no, these releases are a nice addition to any movie-lover’s collection.
May The Force Be With You!
Disney has announced that they will be releasing a brand new blu-ray box set containing eleven Miyazaki films exclusively on Amazon on November 17th! The films included in this release are listed below.
- The Castle of Cagliostro
- Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
- Castle in the Sky
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Porco Rosso
- Princess Mononoke
- Spirited Away
- Howl’s Moving Castle
- The Wind Rises
This set also contains some exclusive material. Including a bonus disc with the following extra content!
- Yuki no Taiyo (Yuki’s Sun) – A 1972 TV pilot based on an original manga by Tetsuya Chiba, directed by Hayao Miyazaki who was also in charge of storyboards and key animation.
- Akado Suzunosuke (Little Samurai) – Three episodes (Episode 26, 27 & 41) of the hit 1972 anime series with storyboarding and more by Hayao Miyazaki.
- Director Hayao Miyazaki Retirement Press Conference, Uncut Version
As well as a collector’s book: The Great Dichotomy: Looking at the Works of Hayao Miyazaki by Tomohiro Machiyama!
Preorder the set today!