Take the case of the hotly anticipated home video release of Frozen. Amazon was first to begin accepting pre-orders — even while the film was just debuting in theaters — but this, in essence, has become the norm for Amazon. It’s a given that the product will be released on Blu-ray eventually, so why not accept pre-orders? Only Amazon had also been taking pre-orders for a 3D version of the Blu-ray, one it had to subsequently remove and unceremoniously cancel all orders.
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the most humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. Disney Animation’s best since The Lion King (William Bibbiani, CraveOnline) will melt your heart. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey — teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven — to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Bring home Frozen on Blu-ray High Definition – featuring a blizzard of never-before-seen bonus extras with gorgeous animation, memorable characters and unforgettable music. It’s dazzling fun for the whole family.
Ahead of any official announcement, both Walmart and Amazonhave begun listing the direct-to-video sequel, The Jungle Book 2, will be making its Blu-ray debut on March 18, 2014, about a month after The Jungle Book Diamond Edition is released.
Below is the description of the release as per Walmart:
Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has officially confirmed our earlier report on DisneyToon’s Planes and its bonus features when it becomes available to own on Blu-ray on November 19, 2013, now available for pre-order. In addition to the confirmation, we also have additional details regarding the bonus features which have been added to our list below. In addition, an extended eight minute sneak peek has also been released.
While it’s still far too early to anticipate a release date and additional information about the Blu-ray release of Disney’s Planes (now available for pre-order), thanks to the British Board of Film Classification, we have additional details on what to expect on the Blu-ray in way of bonus features, which we have detailed below.
When The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition debuts on Blu-ray on October 1, 2013, it will include a few new bonus features. In addition to Carly Rae Jepsen’s music video for ‘Part of Your World,’ the Blu-ray will also include ‘Howard’s Lecture,’ ‘Part of Her World: Jodi Benson’s Voyage To New Fantasyland,’ ‘The Real Little Mermaid: Live Action Reference Model,’ Disney Intermission support and a look at deleted character, Harold the Merman.
Thanks to Walt Disney Studios Italy, we get early access to the Harold the Merman deleted character bonus feature, which can be seen here embedded below:
We have been provided with some additional details on the new bonus features that will support on the 50th Anniversary edition of Mary Poppins as it makes its Blu-ray debut on December 10, 2013 (now available for pre-order).
Mary-OKE will highlight popular music from the film, specifically ‘Spoon Full of Sugar,’ ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,’ ‘Step In Time,’ ‘Chim Chim Cher-ee’ and allows viewer to sing-along to animated words that display onscreen in unique ways.
Except that what will be in store hasn’t happened before — at least not like this. On December 10, 2013, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment will release the beloved 1964 classic, Mary Poppins, on Blu-ray for the first time ever. That would place its release just a few days before Saving Mr. Banks opens in limited release on December 13 and on the same day its soundtrack, with music composed by Thomas Newman, is slated to be released.
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With thanks to a couple of recent entries from the British Board of Film Classification (the rich man’s MPAA), we now have additional details regarding the bonus features for the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray which will be available to own on September 24 with HD Digital Download available beginning September 9.
In addition to the assigned titles of the deleted scenes (which not-so-coyly give insight as to what they may be about), we also have lengths for each bonus feature, all of which is provided below:
Deconstructing the Scene: Attack on Air Force One (8:19)