Disney DVD Roundup for April 7, 2009 – Bedtime Stories, My Friends Tigger & Pooh, Classic Disney Shorts & More

Here’s a look at some of the Disney DVDs being released April 7, 2009…

Bedtime Stories DVD BEDTIME STORIES

Brimming with humor and imagination, Bedtime Stories is an uplifting comic fable. The always hilarious Adam Sandler (Click) shares the screen with Keri Russell (Waitress), Guy Pearce (Traitor), Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and Courtney Cox (“Dirt”) in the heartwarming story of an underdog whose day finally comes.

As a handyman at the hotel his father used to own, Skeeter Bronson (Adam Sandler) spends his days changing light bulbs and competing with the hotel’s smarmy manager (Guy Pearce) for the attention of the new owner’s beautiful, hard-partying daughter, Violet (Theresa Palmer). When his sister Wendy (Courteney Cox) asks Skeeter to babysit her kids for a week while she’s out of town, Skeeter entertains his niece and nephew with elaborate, original bedtime stories that transport them to exotic locales, including ancient Greece, the Wild West and outer space. When he tries to help his family by telling one outlandish tale after another, it’s the kids’ unexpected contributions that turn all of their lives upside down. Full of imaginative special effects and good-natured hilarity, Bedtime Stories is a winning combination of comedy and adventure.

The 3-Disc Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray Disc™, a bonus standard definition disc, plus a special DisneyFile Digital Copy that enables viewers to enjoy the film on an array of mobile devices in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats. Also available exclusively on the 3-Disc Combo Pack: BD-Live™ including Movie Chat, Movie Mail, Movie Challenge and Movie Rewards (US only). A perfect family gift for Easter or anytime, the 3-Disc Deluxe Edition is
available for a limited time only.The single-disc DVD and 2-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD of Bedtime Stories will be available starting Tuesday, April 7, 2009.

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BONUS FEATURES FOR BEDTIME STORIES ON BLU-RAY HI-DEF AND 2-DISC DELUXE EDITION DVD
Both the 3-Disc Combo Pack and 2-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD of Bedtime Stories include these exciting bonus features plus DisneyFile Digital Copy:

  • Until Gravity Do Us Part – A behind-the-scenes look at the film’s mindboggling special effects
  • It’s Bugsy – A close up look at the breakout star of Bedtimes Stories, Bugsy the big-eyed guinea pig
  • To All The Little People
  • Hilarious Bloopers and Deleted Scenes

The 2-Disc Deluxe Edition DVD set also comes with the featurette “Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-ray is Suite.”

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doubtdvdboxartDOUBT

Set in 1964 at St. Nicholas Church in the Bronx, Fr. Brendan Flynn’s (Philip Seymour Hoffman) progressive views and charismatic presence have won him the respect and admiration of the congregation. At the parish school, principal Sister Aloysius Beauvier (Meryl Streep) keeps her students in line with old-fashioned fear and intimidation. When young Sister James (Amy Adams) shares with Sister Aloysius her concern that that Father Flynn has “taken an interest” in twelve-year-old Donald Miller (Joseph Foster), the school’s “first Negro student,” the older nun launches her own investigation. Determined to protect every one of her charges, Sister Aloysius attempts to use the evidence she discovers to have Flynn removed from the school. John Patrick Shanley’s finely shaded script takes audiences through a spectrum of truth, emotion andbelief, and asks if any decision is ever free from doubt.

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Both DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def versions of Doubt include the following bonus features:
• From Stage to Screen—An intimate discussion with playwright, screenwriter and director John Patrick Shanley about the history of Doubt, including his inspirations for the story, the acclaim the play’s Broadway run received, the Pulitzer Prize and the process of adapting it for the screen. Joining the conversation are Meryl Streep and Sister Margaret McEntee (a consultant on the film and Shanley’s former teacher).
• Scoring Doubt—Renowned composer Howard Shore discusses his inspiration for the music in the film and his collaboration with both John Patrick Shanley and producer Scott Rudin.
• The Sisters of Charity—In an insightful and lively dialogue, Meryl Streep and John Patrick Shanley discuss the interviews that Shanley did before shooting with real nuns to discuss their lives and make sure they would be accurately portrayed in the film.
• Feature Commentary with John Patrick Shanley
• The Cast of Doubt—A conversation with actors Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.

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nocountryforoldmencedvdNO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (COLLECTOR’S EDITION)

The Coen Brothers deliver a sizzling and supercharged action-thriller with No Country for Old Men, based on the novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy. Llewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin), a down-on-his-luck Vietnam vet, stumbles across an illicit fortune and decides to keep it, setting off an unstoppable chain of violence. When Moss discovers a drug deal gone bad in the West Texas desert, he decides to keep the two million dollars he finds there and hit the road. In short order, both Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones), the local sheriff, and Anton Chigurh (Javier Bardem), one of the most frighteningly amoral psychopaths in film history, are on his trail and Moss is scrambling to stay one step ahead of the law—and avoid a gruesome fate at Chigurh’s hands.

The 2007 Oscar® winner for Best Picture, No Country for Old Men, arrives in new collectable three-disc DVD and 2-disc Blu-ray editions beginning April 7, 2009 from Miramax Films, Paramount Vantage, and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment. Acclaimed filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen’s most gripping and ambitious film, No Country for Old Men – Collector’s Edition comes with more than five hours of bonus features, available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever, including extensive interviews with the filmmakers, stars and technical team behind this unforgettable thriller. From an unauthorized trip backstage with star Josh Brolin, to an insider’s look at the unique moviemaking process of the Coen brothers, fans will get unprecedented access to the story behind the celebrated movie. In addition, both the DVD and Blu-ray versions include a special digital copy of the movie that enables viewers to enjoy it anywhere, anytime in their choice of iTunes or Windows Media formats.

Bonus Features
• The Making Of No Country For Old Men – A behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to create a Coen Brothers’ movie.
• Working with the Coens – The cast and crew of No Country for Old Men talk about working with the legendary duo.
• The Diary of A Country Sheriff – A look at the relationship between Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigarh and Josh Brolin’s Lewellyn Moss through the eyes of Sheriff Ed Tom Bell (Tommy Lee Jones).
• A treasure trove of in-depth interviews and conversations with the Coen Brothers, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Javier Bardem—never before available on disc—offering viewers the most comprehensive look ever at the making of No Country for Old Men.
• Digital Copy Download


tiggerandpoohand_musicaltoodvdMY FRIENDS TIGGER & POOH: TIGGER, POOH AND A MUSICAL TOO!

Pooh’s putting on a show! Get ready to tap your toes and sing along with Pooh, Tigger and all their friends from the Hundred Acre Wood in a brand new full-length movie, My Friends Tigger and Pooh: Tigger, Pooh and a Musical Too! inspired by the hit Playhouse Disney series, featuring seven original songs. Bursting with laughter, unforgettable new music and your favorite beloved characters, this new family classic is this season’s biggest showstopper!

In the Hundred Acre Wood, it’s time for the annual picnic and this year, the gang elects Rabbit honorary mayor! Thrilled with the prospect of being mayor, Rabbit sets about posting “rules” for everyone to abide by. But Rabbit’s “no bouncing” rule is more than Tigger can bear! Through lessons of fun, adventure and teamwork, the Super Sleuths realize that treating each other with kindness and respect is the most important lesson of all.

This full-length movie includes all-new CG animation, seven original songs, including “One Big Happy Family, “A Few Simple Rules,” Bouncin’” and “Underneath the Same Sky (performed by Kenny Loggins) and bonus features such as “Rabbit’s Think, Think, Think Theatre” interactive game that lets kids pick a characters, costumes, music and stage settings to put on their very own musical! There are four fun ways to watch including the standard feature, sing-along mode, easy play and active play modes. It’s a singing, dancing adventure that the whole family can enjoy!

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mickeyandthebeanstalkdvdDISNEY ANIMATION COLLECTION VOLUME 1: MICKEY AND THE BEANSTALK

Embark on magical adventures in this Disney Animation Collection DVD, part of an exciting series of classic Disney short films! Favorite Disney characters star in Mickey And The Beanstalk the imaginative telling of a beloved storybook tale. Based on the timeless adventures of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” Mickey, Donald and Goofy climb a fantastic beanstalk up into the sky to a place where everything is huge – the food, the castle and the fearsome giant named Willy who guards a beautiful golden harp. Will Mickey and his friends outwit the giant and make it safely back home?

Bonus Shorts
• Brave Little Tailor
• Thru The Mirror
• Gulliver Mickey
• Mr. Mouse Takes A Trip

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threelittlepigsdvdDISNEY ANIMATION COLLECTION VOLUME 2: THREE LITTLE PIGS

Experience a unique telling of one of your favorite storybook tales in this Disney Animation Collection DVD, part of an adventure-filled series of classic Disney short films! Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf? “Not I!” answer the first two brothers as they build their new homes – one made of straw and the other of sticks. But when the wolf huffs and puffs and blows down their houses, the brothers seek protection in the third pig’s house, very wisely made of bricks. Will the three little pigs finally be safe once and for all?

Bonus Shorts
• The Big Bad Wolf
• Three Little Wolves
• Lambert The Sheepish Lion
• Chicken Little
• Three Blind Mouseketeers
• Elmer Elephant

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princeandpauperdvdDISNEY ANIMATION COLLECTION VOLUME 3: THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER

The legendary tale of The Prince And The Pauper gets a magical Disney makeover in this adventure-filled Disney Animation Collection DVD, part of a series of beloved classic short films! In a faraway kingdom, two boys who look exactly alike meet by chance and decide to switch places: a pauper named Mickey, who dreams about a life of luxury, and the Crown Prince, who wishes he could be as free as his subjects. Each boy faces extraordinary challenges in his new role, and together they must figure out how to save the kingdom from an evil Captain who wants the throne for himself!

Bonus Shorts
• The Pied Piper
• Old King Cole
• Ye Olden Days
• A Knight For A Day

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