Amazon.com has begun accepting pre-orders for the Disney Channel Original Movie, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure, starring Ashley Tisdale who revives her role of Sharpay Evans from the High School Musical series. The movie will be available on 3-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy as well as a 2-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo and DVD-only editions. The 3-Disc set will include a limited edition pink clutch purse.
Amazon.com has begun accepting pre-orders for what it’s referring to as a seven-disc re-release set of the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy on Disney Blu-ray. Although the trilogy had been released on Blu-ray in the past, it was just six discs and featured no added material over the individual releases. Perhaps most telling of all, however, is the price. Currently selling at $50, the existing trilogy collection’s price will be trumped by the newly announced edition which is listed at $65.49. There is no information listed at this time, however, advertising what one might find on the seventh disc.
Amazon.com is now accept pre-orders for Disney’s Secretariat on Disney Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack.
Billed as the impossible true story, Secretariat chronicles the spectacular journey of the 1973 Triple Crown winner. Housewife and mother Penny Chenery (Diane Lane) agrees to take over her ailing father’s Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery—with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin (John Malkovich)—manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years and what may be the greatest racehorse of all time.
DVD bonus features include:
What was originally intended to be Walt Disney’s second film, the family favorite Disney classic Bambi will be released on Disney Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD on March 1, 2011 (with a DVD only edition to be released on April 19, 2011), according to Amazon.com.
Bonus features set to be included in the Diamond Edition include:
- Intro by Diane Disney Miller
- Two never-before-seen deleted scenes
- Deleted song
- Disney’s Second Screen – Content comes alive on your laptop, iPad, or smartphone as you watch the movie.
- Disney View – 16×9 Full frame viewing experience
If there is one film any fan of Disney should see, it’s Disney’s own documentary, Waking Sleeping Beauty. Comprised of tons of archival and personal footage, the documentary takes a no-holds-barred look at the state of The Walt Disney Company in the early 1980s when Hollywood big shots Michael Eisner, Jeffrey Katzenberg and all showed up in the parking lot with their fancy cars and turned the company and the animation department on its ear, taking it from the lows of The Black Cauldron to the highs of a series of animated films that helped to define a generation.
The highly anticipated blu-ray debut of the Walt Disney 1951 classic Alice in Wonderland will be released on February 1, 2011 according to Amazon.com which now lists it available for pre-order.
Blu-ray bonus features are set to include:
- Reflections on Alice (DVD edition)
- Operation Wonderland (Now in HD)
- Thru the Mirror Mickey Mouse animated short (Now in HD)
- “I’m Odd” newly discovered Cheshire Cat song and intro
- Original theatrical trailers (1951 & 1974)
- One-hour in Wonderland
- An Alice Comedy: Alice’s Wonderland
Richard and Robert Sherman are virtually synonymous with Disney. The prolific brother songwriting team was heavily favored by Walt Disney. So much so that he placed them under a studio contract which is unheard of when it comes to songwriters. You hear throughout classic Disney films and throughout Disney theme parks around the world. What you may not have heard is their own story, a pair of brothers whose personal relationship was strained for most of their lives to the point where they became completely estranged from each other.
This coming holiday, parents and their preschoolers will discover a whole new way to watch and play their favorite Disney preschool DVDs, with the all-new ‘Mickey Mote.’ This one-of-a-kind kid’s remote control from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will debut November 16th packaged with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey’s Number Roundup and Handy Manny: Big Construction Job. The new ‘Mickey Mote’ is a child-friendly handheld remote control, shaped like Mickey ears, that will take children’s viewing experience to a whole new level by providing an engaging interaction with their favorite Disney characters. With multiple levels of play, the new Mickey Mote is designed to provide hours of fun, engaging and challenging adventures for kids age 2-5.
In anticipation of the November 2 release of Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story 3 on Disney Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, DVD and 10-disc trilogy set editions, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released these two sneak peeks at just a couple of the many bonus features to be found along with the smash film.
The first is a clip from the accompanying short Day & Night. When Day, a sunny fellow, encounters Night, a stranger of distinctly darker moods, sparks fly! Day and Night are frightened and suspicious of each other at first, and quickly get off on the wrong foot. But as they discover each other’s unique qualities–and come to realize that each of them offers a different window onto the same world–the friendship helps both to gain a new perspective.
A red-carpet premiere for the Beauty and the Beast sing-along limited theatrical release was held yesterday at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California yesterday. Attending celebrities and their families included Marcia Cross, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Andrea Bendewald, Kevin Nealon, Ali Landry, Shanna Moakler, Zane Holtz, Stephanie Pratt, Daphne Blunt, Ryan Newman, Jadin Gould, Chelsea Hobbs and many more. In addition, special appearances were made by the movie’s lead actors, Robby Benson and Paige O’Hara along with composer Alan Meken and Belle and Beast themselves.