On Monday, September 13, D23 is inviting its members and their guests in the San Diego area to join the voice of Belle herself, Paige O’Hara, for a private tour of the new Imagination Park Disney Store model at the Fashion Valley Mall in San Diego to be followed by a mid-morning tea party.
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has just shared sneak peeks at just three of the bonus features you’ll find on the Beauty and the Beast: Diamond Edition on Disney Blu-ray/DVD when it’s released on October 5.
In the introduction for the picture-in-picture edition, producer Don Hahn sets up the bonus feature by recalling the first time the film had been screened for the public, far from its completion, at the New York Film Festival. With the picture-in-picture feature, you’ll watch both the original theatrical release and the screened edition simultaneously.
A few days ago, we gave you a close-up look at the Disney Store exclusive Limited Edition Belle, the third in the series of collectible Disney Princess dolls. As a result of the phenomenal reception that received, we are pleased to bring you this close-up look at the Deluxe Limited Edition Belle dress that we first told you about during a Disney Store Holiday preview we attended in June.
The Disney Store has provided us with this hi-res photo of the new Disney Store exclusive limited edition Belle doll which will be available to own on October 5, the same day Beauty and the Beast is being released on Disney Blu-ray/DVD.
The exquisite 16″ doll which is limited to just 5,000 pieces worldwide joins Snow White and Tiana as the third princess in this highly collectible series from Disney Store which has consistently and rapidly sold out completely very shortly after their respective releases.
Walt Disney Studios made some announcements earlier today regarding its upcoming slate. Fearing sparkling vampires, Mike Wazowski and Sulley will be making their triumphant return to the silver scream in Monsters Inc. 2 a whopping two weeks earlier now on November 2, 2012.
Despite the tremendous buzz and many supporters, it appears that the already-rescheduled Beauty and the Beast 3D may not make it to theaters in the United States after-all as it has been completely removed from the upcoming release slate. Originally expected to be released in 2010 and then in 2011, the special edition of the film is slated for a limited release overseas later this year.
Walt Disney Studios New Zealand has just released a teaser trailer for Beauty and the Beast in Disney Digital 3D. According to the trailer, it begins performing in the country August 12 in a very limited release.
The 3D theatrical release of the film, which was originally slated for Valentine’s Day of 2010 in the United States, has been generating tremendous buzz to the point where it’s been suggested that The Lion King and other Disney animated classics may soon follow suit.
It’s expected to open domestically in 2011, most likely during the Valentine’s Day timeframe, but no official date has yet been announced.
Thanks to a tip from HeyUGuys.co.uk, we have learned that Amazon.com has updated its description for the October release of Beauty and the Beast on Disney Blu-ray and DVD to include details on some of the extras that can be found on the disc set.
According to Amazon.com, in addition to the original DVD extras, the new release adds:
- Restored film
- Three versions of the film
- – Original theatrical release
– Special extended edition
- Original storyboard version (BD-exclusive)
- Original theatrical version with a PIP of the storyboard
- Disney song along mode
- Audio commentary
Aimed at girls ages 5 – 8, the Princess & Me dolls (Tiana, Aurora, Cinderella, Ariel, Belle and Rapunzel) measure a whopping 18″ in height and seek to engage the child into exploring a whole new world of play beyond the cardboard box. Their unique facial features as the classic Disney Princesses are re-imagined as how they might appear if they were tweens. Each retails for $49.99 and includes a booklet filled with Disney Princess fun facts and activities and the opportunity to register so the child receives a special letter on their birthday from their favorite Princess.
Here’s look at some of the Disney-related books, movies and audio CDs being released this week. Please note that this list is automatically generated and information is not guaranteed by this site.
|Beauty and the Beast Read-Along Storybook and CD (Available Tuesday, May 4 or Pre-Order from Amazon.com) |
Experience this tale as old as time in this wonderful storybook and CD! The CD includes word-for-word narration, vivid character voices, and thrilling sound effects from the beloved movie. Readers can relive the magic by following along with the story and discovering how Belle meets the Beast, befriends the Enchanted Objects, and finds her true love!
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